Sugaring Off

Sugaring off this spring, Diane was on her own when the sap started to really flow. Running from one tree to the other, buckets overflowing, only two jugs to transport the syrup from the trees, dashed to the Eagle Lake Market to buy two more jugs to save the sap! But the madness doesn't end, then its a 7am wake-up call to start the fire under the sugar pan to boil the sap to exactly seven degrees above the boiling point of water, this is an all day venture of keeping an eye on the sap, putting logs on the fire, sterilizing the maple syrup jars and finally pouring the newly made maple syrup into the jars while its still hot! The days are Fun and the pay off at the end is even more so with maple syrup on ice cream for the kids and on the rocks for the adults!