It is that time of year again when the sap is running and the maple sugar house is hopping. My brother says this local sugar house is one of the biggest in the state. Learn more at the official NH Maple Producers website.
The tractor with the empty container drives up our road and drains the vat near my brother's property. Some of the sap comes from my brother's trees. The tractor returns to the sugar house with the clear sap.
And empties it into these open vats.
Wow. That's a lot of sweetness.
Here the clear sap is being cooked down into syrup. Approximately 43 gallons of sap are needed to make one gallon of syrup!
This year I have TWO little boxes of freshly made maple candy to give away. The boxes are 4 inches by five inches and have 12 small candies within. Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered into the drawing. There will be two winners, each receiving one box of candy. The winners will be announced on Monday, March 16th.