Monday, March 23, 2015

A Maple Tour

 Saturday was another sugar shack day.  It was a warm gloomy day.

 This tour was not great but we found lots of cool places to stop and shop along the way.

 Our first stop was in a small town and the sugar shack was right on the main square.

 All of the trees on the square were tapped.

 Apparently local bees have taken up residence in this tree.  I respected the sign.  (click for a closer look)

 A closeup of a maple bucket.

 The town's sugar shack.

 Inside they had a fire burning and rockers where you could take a rest and inhale maple fumes.

 Examples of syrup containers used over the years.

 It seems everyone has a different number as to how much sap it takes to make a gallon of syrup.

 Examples of different taps.

A grand Victorian on the square.  More tomorrow!