Archive for April, 2009

Making Maple Syrup…Mmmmm

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2009 by nevaeh2003

We started making maple syrup. It is so interesting how it starts out as an almost clear sap to this rich, dark, sweet and perfectly yummy syrup. I have some pictures of the process…

sdc10450This is a great little set up that Jim came up with to boil the major amounts of sap..I finish it up in the house. 1 cup has to weigh out to 11 oz then you have syrup. It takes approximately 2 1/2 gallons of sap to make 1 cup of syrup…yikes!! But fun!! I am going out with Jim tomorrow to get pictures of the trees so you can see how that looks. It is all very cool.

Here is what it looks like when you get in the house and finish up the boiling…

sdc10553This is how we weigh it out…look how dark it is…when it comes out of the tree it is almost like water….

MMmmmm Maple Syrup!!!Almost done... :D