Making Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
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?

fire pit
Build your fire pit.
 
group of teenagers
Gather your Maple Sugarin' Crew
 
 
chopping wood
Get them to chop some wood.
 
girls playing with sticks
And battle it out.
 
boy in front of fire
And rest by the fire.
Keep themselves entertained.

Drink copious amounts of hot cocoa.
 
stoking fire
Keep stoking the fire.
Kids eating dinner
Eat a good meal.

coals of a fire
Right into the evening.

Looking at sap on fire
Looks like syrup.
maple syrup
Final Product.. got a few of these. 

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