Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maple Syrup

The Syrup haul from this year!

My dad went with me to get this evaporator. When Zoe' saw it in pieces, not all shiny, I thought she was going to shoot me.

Man this thing really burns off the H2O.

Fire box is a roaring.

The mighty Hemlock!

Cutting down about 40 large Hemlock before they go to waste.


Well, we've been playing with nature and this spring we tapped some of our maple trees - 11 trees in all with about 23 taps in total. I bought a used 4x6 Leader Evaporator too, to help boil off the water. The season is over for us, but it was a fun spring. Zoe's been busy over on our Baker's Acres blog with our new chickens and guineas. I've also been doing a little logging in our woods, to get siding for our 10x30 shed and hopefully lumber sawn for building a Sugar Shack later in the year.