On Saturday we went to Nightingale's Maple Farm. We wanted to take Lauren to see how they made maple syrup because she wasn't able to go with us when we went to Thurman the week before.
We were able to see the sap running from the tree this Saturday. The week before it was too cold and the sap wasn't running. The man let us stick our finger under the tap and taste the sap. I was surprised that it didn't taste more sugary.
The man showed us miles and miles of tubing. He explained that they use different colored tubing for different things. What you see here is the ruined tubing that they had removed the year before.
This is the vacuum system they use to help get the sap into the evaporator.
You can see the big evaporator they use to boil the sap.
Behind Glen and I you can see the old fashioned methods they used to collect the sap.
It's so nice to have a place to get syrup that is only 20 minutes away!