Now is the time to plan an outing to a local sugar house where you will gain an appreciation for the ancient art of making syrup from the sap of maple trees. Maple sugaring, which takes place mid-February to the end of March, starts with tapping maple trees and slinging collection buckets from them to collect the sap. More advanced collections systems use plastic vacuum tubing, but no matter the technology, it takes 40 to 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
Last Sunday wound up being the perfect day to tromp through Warrup’s field to get to the maple sugar house. Steam rising from the roof was catnip for the kids who couldn’t get through the door fast enough to see … Read more
If you missed the maple sugaring event in Stamford a few weekends back as I did, thanks to the snow, another event is being held this weekend in New Milford at Sullivan Farm. The event is described on their site, … Read more