Making Maple Syrup
By Diane Balch on March 06, 2013
|Balch Maple Syrup|
Well we did it. We made maple syrup. Thanks to the help from our city friends who took the train up from NYC to help us stoke the fire and keep the sapflowing into the reduction pans.
It took an entire day from early in the morning until about 7 in the evening to reduce enough sap down to make two of the above containers of syrup. Now you know why this precious liquid costs so much!
We have more sap to transform for next weekend and hopefully a few more friends that will split wood and tend a fire for a good meal. Are you interested?
|Build your fire pit.|
|Gather your Maple Sugarin' Crew|
|Get them to chop some wood.|
|And battle it out.|
|And rest by the fire.|
|Keep themselves entertained.|
|Drink copious amounts of hot cocoa.|
|Keep stoking the fire.|
|Eat a good meal.|
|Right into the evening.|
|Looks like syrup.|
|Final Product.. got a few of these.|
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