Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sugar Bush Wrap-Up

The sap is still flowing but is no longer good for making maple syrup and Sugar Bush is finished for the year. Here are some pictures from my experience this year.

On the last day, the woods were full of Harbingers of Spring, Erigenia bulbosa, also known as Pepper and Salt.













Sugar Bush Larry explains to a school group how the sap is boiled down into syrup.











Everything is powered with wood, from the evaporator to the steam whistle to the griddles for frying pancakes.












Here's Earth Girl showing them how to tap a tree using a brace and bit. One 5th grader told me, "It's like heaven in a tree."

1 comment:

Carol said...

Earth Girl revealed! I think it is great you help the kids learn how to make maple syrup.