We’re honored to be a tour stop at this years MapleRama July 18,19,20. For those that don’t know the MapleRama is a three day event put on every year in a different county in VT. The purpose is to showcase each counties maple producers and area attractions that everyone will find interesting. The event kicks off with a banquet at the Whitcomb barn in Essex, along the way there will be breakfasts, tradeshows, bbq’s, and of course sugarhouse and attraction tours. Attendees travel vis bus to the different locations. We will be at the sugarhouse welcoming you all and explaining how we operate everything in the sugarhouse from evaporators, RO’s, releasers, remote pump stations, tubing install, vacuum pumps, vacuum sensors, sugarhouse management, you name it. CDL will also be here talking about their products we’ve been using and answering your questions. There will be a rep for both equipment and monitoring divisions. There will be other great sugarhouses on the tour as well as a tour of Proctor Maple Research Center.
There is still time and space to sign up for this great event. Contact Proctor to sign up.
As for us we have been busy getting ready for the tour. I just installed 2 cameras in the sugarhouse in the ro/releaser room and one in the tank room. We will now be able to monitor from our phones tank levels, sap flow, sap pumps, ro’s and flow from our two pumphouses. This should get us some extra sleep come next season. We also just finished a terrible project jacking up the wall of the sugarhouse, ripping up 1/3 of the boiling room floor and jackhammering out a 2′ deep x 8″ wide x 20′ long chunk of concrete under the edge of slab from when we installed an oil containment bunker a few years back. The concrete guys, for some unexplicable reason, didn’t pour a form on the back of the bunker and filled in the space under our slab with concrete. This caused our floor to crack badly and raise up the whole wall about 3-4″ from freezing during the winter. While we had the concrete up we installed drainage and two new trench drains in the boiling room which will be really handy for washing our equipment. That job took about 3 weeks. We are going to start removing 3000 taps worth of tubing tomorrow and will replace it later this year after the stand is thinned out a bit.
We just bottled 120 gallons of syrup today so we are fully stocked for your orders!