Friday, April 1, 2011

Maple Syruping

While helping some friends with their family-sized maple sugaring operation, we were able to tour a farm that has a huge operation and learn some more interesting facts about maple sugaring. Here are a few pictures of the huge evaporator that cranks out 30-34 gallons of syrup an hour and goes through 1 gallon of heating oil every 2 minutes!! Here is a little fact: It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!!

The giant hood...

Noelle (on the left) and friend Chloe listen to the gentleman as he was talking about the evaporator.

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