Friday, April 1, 2011

maple, high tech

 how many gallons of sap = one gallon of syrup
 stainless on the exterior
 collecting tank
all done in clear tubes with a vacuum and a very high tech system inside. 
north country sugar season
or mud season


Barry said...

V-that is a serious number of sap containers to get one of syrup.But makes one value the final product a little more. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Velma - I think I like your approach better - much more direct and satisfying! Still it's pretty cool to have maple syrup on tap, literally. we buy ours in bottles you guys package and send over here!

Velma said...

when we first moved here there were the rusty remains of a sugar house in the woods, long rusted to nothing now. rural archaeology. i'm glad you know maple syrup!

jude said...

wow, such a strange pipeline for a slow drip

Velma said...

kinda spooky in the woods.

Cait Throop said...

Yeah, those tubes are weird to me...I know it is more convenient but...and then you can't ride your horse through either! xo

Alice said...

Oh no, another childhood illusion crushed. But I still love the stuff.

Velma said...

cait and alice, i comfort myself with knowing that MY gallon of syrup came out of MY trees and NOT into plastic tubes!

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