Friday, February 13, 2009

Maple Syrup Part Three

We had our second after school meeting of the maple syrup project here at Middlebrook Farm School and it was a great showing. The kids are very excited and made quick work of collecting the sap from all the buckets. In fact it kind of looked like an Easter egg hunt.

Pouring off sap.

We collected over 80 gallons of sap in just one week. 40 gallons of sap = 1 gallon of syrup.

We threw a little math in there for the kids by estimating how much they were taking from each collection bucket, and we came about as close as you could. Only 7 gallons off from the actual total. This weekend they are going to fire up the evaporator over at Ambler Farm and everyone is welcome to go over for a visit. We expect to have up to 300 gallons of sap to boil off. Maybe we'll see you there.