Saturday, 13 April 2019

Oliver's Mapleworks Open House

April 6/7
Oliver's Mapleworks
The sap has been collected at Oliver's since March 23rd. It's an amazing process. They have a barn, as well, with typical barn critters. We love driving by and seeing the free range chickens.


This is one of the places where the sap is collected in the tanks.



Free range chickens! I could hear them snuffling around in the dead leaves.


They were trying to get a photo of the kids. It was so cute. The middle one wouldn't sit up, the older one was trying so hard.


Wolf Creek Carvings
They had commissioned a carving of a bear and a sap bucket the day before.


Down in the barn! The mink, since trapped, managed to kill 5 of their chickens. They have some new chicks to increase the laying flock.


The goats are so cute! All you have to do is Google baby goats and you'll laugh. THey were playing King of the Castle! The miniature horse was laughing at them.


Meanwhile, down on the frogpond. Maggie and friend walk on the frozen frog pond. The edge freezes and thaws. Maggie is the one with the dislocated knee, since 2015.
Maggie deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Saturday's Critters #278


15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a fun outing to the sugar shack. I love the goats and the chickens. Bad mink, I feel sorry for the chicks. The bear carving is cool, I want one. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thanks so much for leaving me a comment.

Tom said...

...a trip to the sugar bush is an important part of spring in this area, but don't forget to have some pancakes!

Anvilcloud said...

Looks like a nice place to visit.

Carol Henstra said...

Your sugar shack gang of gritters are a delight. Thanks for sharing for all of us.

Lea said...

What a great bunch of critters! Goats are fun to watch, and the baby chicks are so cute!

William Kendall said...

I like the sculpture.

Nancy J said...

A super carving, and it looks like they use their own firewood for the whole process. I was ONCE given a bottle of the real Canadian Maple Syrup from a young lady B&B guest, it turned out she was a secretary to a member of your parliament in some capacity. I have not tasted anything so delicious since, even the imported bottles are not the same to me. Love the tractor and trailer rides and picnic tables, you would need warm clothes to be out there.

RedPat said...

I didn't know that mink would kill chicks! Very nice wood carving!

bill burke said...

Looks like a great place to explore. I love those goats, they are funny to watch. Have a nice weekend.

Adam Jones said...

The carvings are cool, and the chicks adorable.

Jenn Jilks said...

Minks are terrible RedPat! A fox will take its prey away, kill it and/or eat it elsewhere. But it takes time to stash them. Minks just go in and kill as much as they can. They are wicked little things!

Betty Crow said...

Looks like a fun outing. Love the goats and baby chicks. Really enjoyed the video.

Christine said...

Maple syrup time, nice!

Anu said...

Hello. Great place. The goats are cute.
Have a nice weekend ahead.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like a fun day! :)