Sugaring came early in 2010, matching a trend that we have noticed for many years of earlier and earlier sap flow. We were tapped early (by Feb 22), and were able to collect sap from those early runs. It’s fortunate that we did, because the season sort of petered out as we got further and further into March, the normal peak sugaring time. In spite of the odd season, syrup quality was good and we ended up with a decent year.
Julia Horton, Jolene Rickter and Margaret Williams, riding for Blue Heron Farm, completed a great summer of competition at Open Shows and Gymkhanas.