The sap from the maple and walnut trees run February through March. We will also be running and walking with the sap to honor Bill Woodbury’s battle with ALS. Please save the date and join us live or virtually. We will go rain or shine.
Month: January 2022
Rest In Peace Dad
Winfall Farm would not be what it is today without my mother Hally and father Bill. My dad Bill, lead farmer, passed away on 1/6/2022. He fought and lost a battle with ALS. My dad loved giving kids tractor rides, hay rides, building things with anyone that had a vision, and was the kindest soul on Earth. He was the guy that made sure everyone was happy. He showed his love by providing. He was the guy that engineered something if it broke or simply invented something to make a job easier. He read every manual. I repeat he was the guy that read the manuals… cover to cover. He built my house. He stayed up late to help with school projects, mind and my daughters. He was the one I went to when I needed help. He got my emergency calls when I was lost on a highway. A real highway and the highway of life. He made sure my compass pointed north. Dad you are my forever hero. May this farm exude your spirit and love.
Rest In Peace Dad.
May 28, 1940 – January 6, 2022
Our First Snow
It’s our first snow of 2022 and it’s a real good one. We bundled up this morning to give hay to the animals. The cows and horses are fed and happy. The trees are heavy and weighing down fence lines.
This is when we enjoy the beauty of the snow and also pray that when the storm clears we are not out repairing fences. Down fences mean free animals… no bueno on a farm. Until the snow clears we’ll enjoy the white winter farm wonderland.
The Walnut Groves
This 2022 sap season we will be adding walnut trees to our tree tapping list. Although the maple trees produce a sweeter more lucrative amount of sap, walnut trees also produce sap which can also be made into syrup. At Winfall we plan to kick off our tapping season mid to late January. Mother Nature and weather determine our tapping schedule.
In our foraging on the farm we have found two walnut groves (small group of trees) on the farm. We look forward to adding these two areas to our tapping program this year.
Plan your trip to Winfall to tap trees and taste sap right out of the tree. Call Alex to plan your farm experience (804) 833-8303.