Friends of Rogers was so happy to receive a donation of this Truck from Jim Webb and Lok n Logs. The truck was needed to haul sap from our Sugar-bush to Heartwood Maple in Sherburne. The photo shows Nick Lowe of Lok n Logs, handing over the keys and title of the truck to Executive Director, Simon Solomon. Simon had the truck fitted with a tank and has made several runs with sap to Matt Lagoe at Heartwood Maple, where he processes it into Syrup for Friends of Rogers to sell.
This is the second season of the Selleck Sugaring Project. Here is an update for 2020: Season was a bit challenging as it began on Christmas Day and by early January froze up. Again during mid/late February had fairly decent sap flow runs for about a week and then froze up until second or so week of March. Decent sap flow from March 8th – March 24th. Short season, Rogers hauled 6,000 gallons of sap down to Heartwood and will plan to bottle come June time once things are allowed to operate again. In contrast to 2019, Rogers Center collected around 12,000 gallons of sap of the 699 taps. One of the mainlines that brings the sap down the hill was crushed by a tree on March 22nd and we lost 1,000 gallons or so during the repair. Hoping to make maple sugar candy for sale in the bookstore this year. We still have syrup to sell for anybody interested,and we are happy to deliver. The Rogers Center Real Maple Syrup will also be for sale on our online store soon. Anyone that would like to donate to the Selleck Sugaring Project can do it through our website, or click this link https://friendsofrogers.org/ssp/.