Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Here it is February 15th, 42 degrees at Moose Look Lodge, hunting is slowing down, fishing hasn't started but the sap is running. The cold nights and warm days starts the sap flowing and it will run for approximately 5-6 weeks. Today we put out 30 taps around our lodge. It is a fun project, Daisy likes to help as she gets the left over blueberry pancakes....Our thirty taps will generate approximately 30-40 gallons of sap a day when it really starts to flow. It takes 40 gallons of sap to cook down to one gallon of maple syrup. (now you know why it is expensive) There is nothing like real organic maple syrup from Maine. It is a healthy alternative to sugar, full of minerals and vitamins. We use it to sweeten our tea, coffee drench our pancakes and french toast. It is also wonderful on Gifford's old fashion vanilla ice cream!!

For you folks looking to treat your Valentine, Sunday River Resort opens their North Peak Lodge for fine dinning. Take the gondola ride to the peak and it is a short walk to the lodge. Reservations are needed and seating starts at 7 and runs to 8:30.  Fireworks start a 8:30 and can be view from both North Peak and South ridge lodge. For more information go to

In closing, you can see there is never a dull moment in the Western mountains of Maine.

Jeff and Lynn

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What a wonderful weekend in the Western Mountains, clear blue skies, we only wish we had the snow Colorado is getting. But we have enough to enjoy the outdoors. Sunday River Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation are sponsors of a three day event for all our veterans and active duty personnel with physical disabilities at no cost and provides family activities as well. We hope you can help by stopping by and supporting our troops.