After visiting my family tapping trees yesterday, I decided to continue the sugaring season theme and visit Ed’s family today while they boiled down sap. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup, so you can imagine what a long process it is.
The sugar house
Ed’s dad stands over the evaporator, getting what I call a maple sap facial
The wood-fired evaporator
As I said yesterday, dogs aren’t required, but who wouldn’t want to have the dogs present? Tucker and Jed made our time in the sugar house more fun.