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Thursday, 12 February 2015


Maple syrup production won't start for six to eight weeks but we are getting ready. This year we plan to tap more trees which means transporting the sap further. Not a fun activity when you are carrying a four gallon bucket of sap.

We bought a sled designed for ice-fishing but I think it will do just fine hauling our buckets of sap from the bush.

The sled has molded holders for two buckets and we will add a few additional containers to make everything stable.

Today we did a dry run, packing the trail and seeing how the sled performed. Seems good and we were happy with how easily it moved in the trench made by our snowshoes.

I'll update this once we actually start collecting the sap.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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