Sugaring Week End

Kids love the little basket, but they aren’t to put anything in it while the evaporator is going. Yes we learned it the hard way.

Another lesson learned the hard way: preheating the mason jars to reduce the thermal shock on the glass when the hot syrup goes in.

Getting there…

We use a hydrometer for higher accuracy, and we’ve learned to draw a little ahead of time as the syrup keeps evaporating during filtering.

When all is said and done, about 2 gallons for the day with a lot more sill in the pan

Shaping Up to be a Good Year

Boiling while the snow was still with us

On the warmer months, the cat accompanies us on our walks, even deep in the woods. And so with the snow all gone already, she comes collect buckets with us.

The trunk of a small maple I took this Winter is oozing sap. Sorry buddy but thanks for trying.

It’s mud season all right