March 26, 2007

"We've Reached 220*F..."

The sap was boiled all afternoon..... Pete predicted that around 6PM he'd be ready to take off the pan. It was closer to 7PM when he called up here for the boys to come down and help! They need at least 3 pairs of hands to do this part.....

Two of them lift the HOT pan off the fire with HOT sticky maple syrup sloshing around and pour it into filters in buckets guided by the third one. (Yes, work gloves are required!)From here they carry the buckets up to the kitchen where we filter it again into my stock pots to finish!!

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