Maple Syrup Sunday

Checking buckets:

Daily records for number of quarts of syrup produced:

Our friend Jenny is doing her master’s work on the effect of climate change on sap flow. We got to see her operation. The kids are as enamored of her as we are:

The University extension program’s sugar shack:

Forty to 50 gallons of sap are required for 1 gallon of syrup. That equals a lot of steam:

Then we had pickles donuts and maple syrup on… Not snow! Maple syrup on ice cream. A second best.

Then Katie lifted 90 pounds of child to show them the evaporation equipment!

In honor of spring, Reid and Katie had lunch outside today: