Saturday, March 15, 2008

Maple sugaring at Sharon Audubon

It's Maple Sugar season here in Connecticut.

sap bucket
Collecting the sap, one bucket...

double bucket
or two...

three buckets
Or three at a time. Then it's time to boil it.

boiling the sap
You could do it the old fashioned way, outdoors, or go...

sugar house
Into the sugar house!

boiling thing
This is a little more high tech, and you can monitor the temperature.
the stove
(by the way you can click on any photo to see a larger version!)

boiling sap
It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup and it takes a long time to boil down.

sweet goodbye

1 syrup
All these photos were taken by my daughters - they've learned well!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

Great job girls.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Excellent job!
Now, I know how the golden maple syrup was made.

12:30 AM  

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