Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring in Canada...

Means maple syrup time! A friend of mine has their own sugar shack and trees tapped. I will take you on a little tour.

These are some single buckets, but mostly all tapped into a plastic pipeline that brings all the sap from the tree into the sugar house.

This bucket is almost full!

Close up... :)

Then the sap gets boiled - it takes about 5 hours or so for the sap to become maple syrup.

Then it is bottled.


It has to freeze at night and be nice during the day for best sap running conditions. Since the forecast is for VERY warm weather this weekend - the season might be soon over.


  1. Wonderful! I love this process. A forest preserve around here had "sugaring days" and we stopped by and saw how they tap the sugar maples and boiled it in a big pot. We got to taste the sap right out of the tree. Fascinating. thanks for posting this.

  2. This is the most amazing process made only by nature..enjoy if you can

  3. Carol said...WOW...Very impressive pictures and write up!!!! I will tell people that want to see pictures to check this out!!! Thanks!!!!