Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Making Maple Syrup - Part I

The maple sugar season is in full swing right now. I have 4 trees tapped with 2 - 3 taps per tree. Each day Liam and I collect 11 - 12 gallons of maple sap. I boiled down 20 gallons of sap yesterday and made 2 quarts of maple syrup. I put them in mason jars in the refrigerator for now. When I boil a second batch, I'll mix all of it together and put the syrup through the final filtering step.

Little farmer

Collection buckets

Boiling down the sap.

Finishing the boil indoors.

2 Quarts, ready for the final filter and to be canned.

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