12/52 It's sugaring time!

Lots of these (maple trees),
make a whole bunch of this (sap),
which is gathered and cooked down here, at the "sugar shack,"
to make 3 very happy people eating sugar on snow. (for those not it the know, that's maple syrup poured over snow, which hardens into a caramel-like consistency)

Did you know:
That it takes 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup?
That Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.?
That no one really uses those buckets anymore, and that tubing is used instead?
That there is NO sense in eating pancakes without REAL maple syrup?!


Tracy said...

I love this time of year!! So fun to watch the sap drip! Cute photos!

Megan said...

Ooo- how fun! I have always wanted to try syrup on snow ever since reading about it in Little House in the Big Woods :)

tatyannashope said...

I agree, there is no comparison to the real thing!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Love this post! The syrup on snow sounds very interesting lol. Might have to try that when I venture back to the states. :)

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