March Mapleness: This Weekend!

The 6th Annual Maple Open House is this weekend. It’s my bad fortune to miss it this year, but it’s the one weekend that worked to go away.

This is that wonderful time of year when all of the sugar shacks open their doors to the public and let them sample the sweet aroma and taste of fresh maple syrup. The sap of a maple tree is clear and must be boiled down to produce the syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.

One sugarer commented, “Making maple syrup is a disease that you can’t shake. You don’t do it get rich.”

One of the best events this season will be the breakfast served at Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, VT. They serve a killer breakfast with organic sausage and pancakes along with unlimited syrup at the tables. Merck is a fully operational farm with trails and some great views of the Adirondacks.

Here are some of my own maple tree pictures along with a video of sap dripping into a bucket.

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Maple Sap Video