Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Another Sugar Shack

 So, off to search for another sugar shack.

 Geese honking overhead set the early Spring picture.

 As well as raging streams from melting snow.

 And fracking....goddamn fracking everywhere.  I don't even like to think about the future damage this  could cause.

 And then we spy the lines.

 Acres and acres of them.

 These industrious guys are working hard.....

 ....while we get to sample the goods.  These beans are made with maple syrup and vinegar.  They were so good that I am making them today to take to the kids at the community center after school.  I will post the recipe soon.

 This is the tubing they attach to the taps to carry the sap from the trees to the sugar shack.

 Oh....and you get another sundae if you want one.  The Blog Tech couldn't finish this one.  He was getting mapled out at this point.

 Implements on display.  Click to enlarge for a closer look.

 Same here.

You can see the boiled syrup running through the lines and into the barrels. Remember, it takes 86 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup.  A lot of sap and a lot of boiling!
On the way out we passed this barn with a wonderful barn star.  I attended a festival last year where a barn star artist was selling his work and I passed on buying one.  This year I am going back and if he is there, a barn star will be mine!  Maybe if I buy the star the barn will appear.