Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Maple taps running strong

On the afternoon of March 1st, I tapped 11 sugar maple trees around our nature museum and sugar house.  The weather conditions were ideal for a great first run of sap - mid 40's, sunny, and clear skies.

Here's a quick video of one of the freshly tapped trees:

This bucket was completely full of sap by 1:30pm the following afternoon. If ideal conditions persist, we'll have a wonderful harvest this year.

During the coming weeks, we'll be converting the clear, sugary sap into sweet, sticky syrup.  Stop by on March 5 at 11am or March 13 at 2pm to see one of our maple sugaring demonstrations!

-Adam Zorn, Naturalist

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I gotta pick some up from the store. I really wanna try this.