Monday, February 9, 2009

Maple Syrup Part Two

Sunday we had a brief meeting to see what was going on in the sap buckets. This warm weather is doing good things for us. There must be close to forty gallons out there, which would give us about one gallon of syrup. As long as the nighttime temperatures keep around freezing or below we should have a great harvest.

There's about two gallons of sap in this bucket.

Checking the sap.

As we stood there the resident hawk dropped in to see what we were up to.

A nice fire over at Ambler Farm.

The sugar shack at Ambler Farm.

A close up of the sap evaporator.

Another shot of the sugar shack. You may be able to see the full moon in this one.

Final shot of the Ambler barn.