Nestled in the woods is this gorgeous hand milled/built Timber Frame Sugar Shack, belonging to my daughter's family. My son-in-law, a very talented craftsman, who is passionate about traditional skills, meticulously hand crafted this beautiful work of art.
He felled the trees and processed them into lumber, gathered the native sandstone and painstakingly placed each stone to form a dry stacked foundation, drew up the plans and cut each intricate joint to fit. Every piece placed in perfection.
One cannot imagine the skill, hard work, and time a "labor of love" like this requires.
Inside this beautiful building is where the real craftsmanship shows, I stand in awe gaping at the incredible detailed joinery, the simplistic yet technical design and the wonder of seeing someone's vision materialized into reality.
This building houses an amazing stainless steel-wood fired-maple sap evaporator operated each spring by the family, to produce high grade pure maple syrup.
They are currently working on building a website, and I am delighted and honored that they requested that I take pictures for them.
I will be following them through this springs sapping season, and hope to share some of the highlights with you.
Welcome to Sugar Moon Forest!