Maple Syrup

March and April are maple syrup season up here at Ponds and Pines. Nearly 100 trees are drilled and tapped, and hung with 6-gallon buckets. The buckets are emptied 1-2 times a day by tractor and the sap brought back to the sugar shack.

The sap is then boiled down to evaporate most of the water and concentrate the sugar, creating the syrup. The rule of thumb is 39 gallons of sap boiled down to one gallon of syrup. Some trees have been known to produce 5 to 6 gallons of sap in one day.

We are very happy to host groups who would like to come and experince the joy of the coming of spring. We have had Home School groups in the past.

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