In the Fall of 2009, John and Miguel signed a twenty year contract on 2300 acres of land north of Weld comprised of Hurricane and Pope Mountains and bordering Mt Blue State Park.
In late September 2009, with Timmy Hall as their only full time employee and with help from many, many friends, they began to clear land, put in foundations, driveways, a septic system and poles for electricity. Months were spent thinning the southwest side of Hurricane Mountain and in November they started running tubing to the "sugar bush". By March of 2010 over twenty-eight miles of tubing had been strung connecting 4800 taps, some as far as three miles from the sap house. Construction of the sap house began in mid January 2010 and was completed sufficiently for over 1000 gallons of syrup to be produced in all grades during the first season of operation.
Work continues on the sap house, more maple orchard space is being thinned and Miguel and John plan to have ten to twelve thousand taps in operation for the 2011 season.