Making Maple Syrup: Taking the Tour From Friends

| 3/23/2010 11:34:08 AM

Tags: Trees, Maples, Syrup, Do It Yourself, Sap,

A photo of Lisa and familyIf there’s one thing I would love to do but I can't, it’s making maple syrup. We have no maple trees on our property, so it's kinda hard to tap poplar trees. I don't think it would have the same effect.

So since I love syrup season, whenever I find someone who does make it, I try and weasle an invitation out of them. It's not hard to get an invite around here. People are more than happy to give you a tour of their sugar shack.

Boiling down the sap to make maple syrup.

Since I work in the paint deparment and have a tendency to talk a lot, it doesn't take long to find out who makes their own syrup. This year, I got an invitation to visit the Josette and David King sugar shack. 

Sunday morning I figured she was going to call me to tell me that the sap was running. It had been cold overnight and Sunday was a nice, warm, beautiful day. So Sunday we played hooky from church. We just had too much work to do. I know, I know, we're Christians, we shouldn't be working on a Sunday, but when you've worked all week including Saturday, you've got to do the house chores at one point. 

Jamie and Josette checking out the sap collection process.

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