Just a few thousand feet up the road our neighbor Sam is building a new sugar shack for his ever-growing maple syrup business. Earlier this week I drove my tractor up the road to help him lift the last timber frame bent.
With sugaring season right around the corner, the pressure is on to finish. The evaporator could potentially be up and running as soon as mid February if the Red Maples decide to run early. Maybe the front wall will be missing and some of the sections of metal roofing will still be on the ground, but the chimney will be through the finished roof and the sap will be in a roiling boil.
Projects like this are my favorite…i.e. when they’re not mine. All the glory and none of the responsibility. Perfect.
I’ll keep everyone posted with new photos soon. Until then, here are some photos of the old Sugar Shack.