Monday, March 18, 2013

Maple Sugaring Tour

Yesterday Greg and I headed up to Topsfield to go on a maple sugaring tour, yesterday was the last day of the sugaring season around here so it was then or waiting until next year. Though parts of the tour seemed to be kind of geared towards the kiddos in the group, we still had fun and learned a lot about the maple syrup process, and it was a lovely day to walk in the woods (with hats and gloves).

Sugar Maple
our tour guide in front of a sugar maple tree

Sap Bucket
a bucket for collecting the sap

Collecting Sap
a bucket full of sap

Sugar House
heading into the sugar house where the sap gets turned into syrup

Syrup
the syrup maker showing us the nearly finished product, it was so steamy in the sugar house from all the sap being boiled down into syrup, and it smelled amazing in there from the wood fire and the maple

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bottles of syrup in the shack, and samples of the different grades

Syrup Shot
we ended the tour with a syrup toast

Maple Sap Hot Dog
then we headed into the barn to warm up by the fire for a bit and had hot dogs that had been cooked in maple sap
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4 comments:

  1. I love this Mal, so glad that you and Gregg had such a good time, I'd love to visit this kind of thing haha.

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  2. Wow, I love maple syrup but I've never actually learned how it's made! Thank you so much for sharing this, Mal, it's so interesting!

    Have a lovely new week!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  3. this would be such a fun tour to take i love maple syrup, the real thing, not the pancake fake syrup and then to have hot dogs boiled in sap, did it taste at all like maple syrup?

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  4. I've always wanted to go on a maple sugaring tour and this looks like a great one! I haven't been since I was in pre-school (I have SUPER vague memories of it!).

    Sues

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