During March 2020, the Blair family, like millions of other families across Canada, found themselves forced to isolate at home as a worldwide pandemic swept across the nation.
Living on their multi-generational Westport homestead, they quickly realized how blessed they were to have acreage to roam and woodlands to explore. Taking advantage of a slower-paced lifestyle, they decided to teach their children the art of creating maple syrup.
Their property is home to hundreds of sugar maples that have never been harvested. During their inaugural year, they not only boiled enough syrup to sustain their family and mother’s bakery (The Pie Bar) needs for the year, but they also created memories and a budding passion for the production of maple syrup.