3/28 The team was back at work today bottling the syrup. 9 3/4 gallons was the final count for the 2020 season. Everything cleaned. put away and season in now over! Next on the agenda is Spring Turkey hunting, then food plot planting.
3/25 Due to the virus camp is almost shut down. All taps are pulled and things cleaned. All sap boiled down to brix 29 and the final boil will be Sunday and then expected to bottle about 8 gallons of final product. With the stay at home order issued by the governor. better to stop now and complete the year. Many thanks to the many that did the syrup this year. GREAT FRIENDS!!!
3/20 Everyday the bags are being checked. And today more are being set out by Jim,Travis, Griffin and Dan. Cooking should start Saturday 3/21 with Rock and Craig! With the Corvid-19 we sadly are requesting a limited number of people to the camp this year. This virus crap is adversely effecting everyone and everything.
3/17 The bags are collecting sap so the plans are to collect sap tomorrow. Call Dan Carlson if you want to help.
3/15 Mark and Rock will be at the camp Monday working on taps. Anyone wanting to help, call one of them for more information. Mak 320-249-4431 Rock 320-493-1459
3/11 Jim, Mark and Rock back at the camp working, cleaning etc. etc.
3/7 Poganski's,' Murphys and Carlson's teamed together to work at the camp Saturday plowing, cleaning and tapping!!
3/5/20 The guy that cuts the hay fields opened up the road into the camp with the big 3/4 ton and V plow. Then Mark and Rock spent the day getting the camp open. Got all equipment started, plowed, shoveled. etc.etc.etc. Tapped several trees and fired up the wood stove. CAMP is open, now to finnish tapping the trees!!!
2/20/20 New year and new experiences await. Sitting in Texas at our winter home in Spring Branch I am trying to plan maple syrup season from 1352 away. Dan, Mark and Rock will be the on-site captains coordinating actual activities. I have access into the camp organized when we are ready to roll. Mark Jim Rock and Dan will work on getting the trees tapped. The camp is totally ready for tapping with everything required but the drills on site. Equipment is are ready to roll. Now we just wait and see what the weather does.
11/27 Neighbor Dan Carlson went out to the camp with his grandchildren and cut a Christmas tree. Exactly why those were planted to share with others.
11/13 2019 was a fabulous year at the camp. Again it provided more opportunity and fulfillment than we could have ever imagined before buying it. It entertained, and help to educate hundreds of people throughout the year. What a blessing! With us now living in Texas for the winter months things are going to be pretty quite there. A trapper will be in and out trapping beaver and perhaps some friend checking on thing on their snowmobiles (while running the trails). To all that have helped make this possible thank you. See you in 2020!
11/9 -11/12 Anther GREAT DEER CAMP! We ended the year at 6 for 7. Scoring was Mark-2, Jim 1, Matt 1, Nolan 1 and Ron 1. Lot of firsts, new stories, and deer shot in new locations. Absolutely beautiful in the woods with the seasons first snowfall. All deer processed, camp totally cleaned and prepped for maple syrup season com March.