Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 76 > Maple Syrupin' Time!

Another sure sign of spring's arrival in the Upper Mid west... Maple Syrup making season!
I must have arrived to shoot this on the perfect day (cold nights and warm days make the sap in the tree run) because I'd never before seen the sap drip from the spout at such a frequent rate.
After being collected the sap is brought to the "Sugar Shack" to be boiled and boiled (and boiled) to evaporate the water leaving only the thick, sugary substance that is the syrup. Approximately 40 gallons of Maple sap will yield 1 gallon of syrup.

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