FENWICK – Mild weather and melting snow created the perfect weather for sugar seekers to visit the sugar woods.
Students on their March Break filtered into the woods on Tuesday to get a taste of the sugary treats only found at the sugar camps.
Neil Ripley said, so far, he has had great maple syrup production.
“It’s been a fantastic season,” he said. “We’ve been busy customer wise too. We’ve been busy for the last 10 days.”
The sap season, said Ripley, has been one of the best in a while.
“But it could shut off really quickly if we have a heat wave like we did last year in March,” he said. “It can ruin a season overnight.”
Bonnie Johns was at the camp on Tuesday with her grandchildren. She said it’s always a good time.
“It’s the first time I’ve been here since I was a kid,” she said. “I love seeing my grandson going through the woods and learning all about it. We haven’t gotten any sugar yet, but I’m sure it’ll be a faster walk out.”
Alexander Oulton said he liked everything about coming to the sugar woods.
“I want to try the sugar you can dip your popsicle stick in,” he said.
Macy Gould said her favourite part was seeing the water wheel.
“I’m excited for the candy,” she said. “I’m going to go crazy.”