Friday, February 6, 2009

Maple Sugaring Day One

Although you cannot see it from these photos, because we do not have permission yet to show students here, we had a great turnout for our first day of the maple sugaring project here at the Middlebrook Farm School. We hung twenty six buckets in all and with the warmer days coming up this weekend and into next week we really should have some decent sap running.

Our new buckets

Tapping the sapwood demonstration

This is the old style tap. We don't use these, we use smaller 1/4" taps.

The collection resevoir

Hanging a bucket

One of twenty six

Separating buckets. Not easy in the cold.

We had some warm days last week so the sap was running and we got a sap-cicle

Mr. Meehan drilling a new tap