One drip at a time-but you are not done yet, From Sap to Syrup
A photo essay
Good morning Norwich,
Yesterday, I had a chance to stop by and check out the boiling of the sap that was collected at a local sugar shack also known as Canada’s Worst Nightmare. (This sugar shack is strictly for personal use only) Below are some photos that I took and brief video that I also took. Enjoy!
It starts with perfect weather conditions
According to Google:
The ideal weather conditions for sap collection are daytime temperatures around 40 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temps below freezing. Sustained warm temperatures provide an environment for a rapid, massive release of sap by trees over a very short period of time.
(l to r) Dan and Jennifer Goulet, Graham Webster, and Karen Trombley
The ‘liquid gold’ made here is why this maple sugar operation is Canada’s Worst Nightmare. ( This operation is for personal use however).
Safety is the main ingredient to this operation
David Webster feeds wood into the boiler under the careful watch of his dad, Graham, and future business partner, Brooks Trombley.
A photo op with Graham Webster, David Webster, and Brooks Trombley
The fire needs to be good and hot and Dan is making sure of that
Closing the door safely is key
Maple Sugaring or just "sugaring" - is the process of collecting the sap (water with sugar and minerals dissolved in it) from the maple trees and boiling it down (concentrating the sugar) to make it into a sweet delicious syrup.
(According to Google)
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