Sugaring sure is a chore but has a sweet ending

Now say that three times fast...

Emily and Ethan Myers have a cooperative operation with sugar house owners, Dave Delucia and Lisa Gardner. Emily, Ethan, and their children, Jack and Zoe, bring the sap, and Dave and Lisa boil.

Photos are courtesy of Emily Meyers

First we tap

And then we wait for the sap to flow and sometimes it just won’t go

And then all of a sudden there is success

Then we transfer it to the collection barrels

The barrels of sap are brought over to the sugar house where they will be boiled at a high temperature.

And the fire sure is hot and steamy

And the sap becomes syrup