Some things we learned about maple syrup: There are different grades of syrup. If there is more sugar in the sap, you get better syrup. The amount of sugar you get depends on the weather. The best sap comes when there is a warm day followed by a freezing night. I realize now why real maple syrup is so expensive. If the weather doesn't cooperate, you don't get good sap which means bad syrup that year. Plus it takes a lot of sap to make a little bit of syrup.
I went with two friends and their families. Four adults attended our adventure with 11 kids 10 and under. There were only two girls. It was a riot. I can't believe we were so brave!
|G-man not too happy about getting his pic taken|
|The tubs of sap waiting to be processed|
|The steam in the background is the sap being boiled down into syrup|
|Tara keeping things to a dull roar outside the gift shop. What a crazy bunch.|