This post is over a week late, but you can get the idea of what is happening to our maple sap when it gets over to Ambler Farm. As of yesterday four gallons of syrup have been boild off. These photos were taken Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th. There will be a visitation day this Saturday, February 28th at Ambler Farm with all sorts of maple sugaring activities including Native American story telling about maple sugaring and hands on activities so guests can get an idea of what goes into the whole process.
A view of the sugar shack from near the big red barn.
Families came visiting to check their buckets and watch the boil.
Here's the evaporator.
This is the perfect craft to be engaged in on a cold February day.
"I know nothing so pleasant to the mind, as the discovery of anything that is at once new and valuable-nothing so lightens and sweetens toil as the hopeful pursuit of such discovery. And how vast, and how varied a field is agriculture for such discovery." -Abraham Lincoln