Friday, March 21, 2014

Making Sugar

The Captain has access to many, mature sugar maple trees.

He is making sugar this week.

Stack has guy-wires.  Wood splitting station in background.  Very wet ground.
The Captain runs a three station operation.  Big tub is pre-boil.  Rectangular tub closer to stack is second boil.  Canning and finish boil is in kitchen.  This stuff burns easily once it gets to syrup stage.

Fiberglass used as gasketing.  The Captain let me hammer on the ends of this tub to curve them inboard to fit the stack and round wash tub with less leakage.  Frustrated by taxes I was overjoyed to have a chance to hit things with a hammer.

Picture of the Captain bringing out the first of the sap and a dipper.

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