Pam Farr & Deke Mackintosh
When the sap starts flowing, we start boiling! Towards the end of February we will be collecting sap from all of the different neighborhoods that are helping us. When we have accumulated at least 100 gallons of sap, we will fire up the evaporator and start to make syrup. It takes about 45 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup, so you can see why you need so much. Although it's not a fast process, you cannot leave the sugar shack for long. Very quickly the syrup can burn, so it needs to be watched constantly. Logs need to be added to the fire in the evaporator, finished syrup needs to be filtered, reheated and bottled....the list goes on!
So if you see steam coming out of the cupola on top of the sugar shack, you can be assured that we are there and making syrup. Stop in and see what it's all about!
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