Valentine’s Day Dinner

Looking for a last minute idea for a special dinner? Try one of our favorite “special occasion” dinners.
Serves two gluttons, ie. Andy & Donna.

1/2 lb large sea scallops
1 lb bacon
1/4 cup Vermont dark amber or grade B syrup

wrap each scallop in one strip of bacon and hold in place with a wooden tooth pick.
Place on broiling pan and baste with syrup.
Broil until done. Turn scallops frequently and baste with each turn.
Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable.

Hope you enjoy this. Andy & Donna

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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized


A Beautiful Day

Yesterday was a perfect day to be in the woods.  What a difference a year makes.  Last year we had three feet of snow and were on snowshoes when we tapped, this year (you can see from the photos below) we have no snow (yet) and it is much easier.  We got over 400 taps in today.

God’s creation is what provides us the sweet maple syrup but these two pictures show it also provides work to go along with it.  The dead tree will be cut off the line today.  It has caused no damage to the line.  The first picture is porcupine damage to our pipeline.  This will also get fixed today.  We invade their home and they strike back.  Animal damage from squirrels, coyotes, deer, bear and moose is a common problem sugarmakers in VT deal with.ImageImage

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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


Tank Wash

Earlier this week I took advantage of a warm day to wash out all our tanks in anticipation of the new sugaring season.  To me and most other maple syrup producers, the excitement of the first sap flow is like Christmas morning to a child.  At MPS we are getting all our sap lines and equipment ready.  We will begin tapping our trees tomorrow.Image

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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


The footbridge accessing a section of our sugarbush has been put back in place after Irene moved it.  My helper Nathan is crossing to work on repairs to the pipeline.  We are getting the lines ready for winter snows.

The footbridge …

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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in Uncategorized


Irene update

At MPS we received very little damage. We had 4.6″ of rain which our recently installed drainage handled fine. A footbridge we installed at our High Pond sugarbush was washed down stream and will need to be rebuilt before winter. Most of the roads around the Champlain Valley are now open. If you are traveling east-west in VT your options are limited due to Rte 73, Rte 4, and Rte 125 still being repaired.

MPS is open for business. We look forward to seeing you.
Andy & Donna

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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


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