Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
Folks! I had a lovely time learning and recounting everything about Maple Syrup from Maple tree tapping, sap gathering, to its final production during maple sugaring weekends. Though I got late to share this wonderful experience with you all. But alas! I am here with wonderful memories from my day@country farm, Cleveland@ Maple Sugaring weekends.
Hello Spring! And we have so much fun activities to do; one of the most vouched experiences is to be a part of Maple Sugaring Weekends fun. Springtime is considered as the season for sugaring as nights are cold and days are warm. The tour guide prompts us that they stop sap gathering when the weather changed quickly, young blooming buds needs nutrients, so this sap becomes their food, also the metabolic process makes sap taste different. That’s why Maple sugaring takes place for couple of weeks only depending on the weather mood.
The magnificent maple tree serves as a potential source for the sap to convert to Maple syrup. Pancakes/waffles taste yum with this. ❤ ❤
Astonishingly, it takes around 30 years for a maple tree to grow up to the required diameter of 12 inches or more so that it can be tapped. Boiling takes place in the “Sugar-house”, to produce yummlicious Maple candies, Maple cream, Maple syrup, Maple flavored ice cream and other treats. Later this Maple syrup are graded and labeled according to USDA guidelines.
Fresh maple sap taste like? any guesses?
It taste like fresh water. We also bought Maple syrup and Maple candies to devour them at home. Though, candies got finished in no time. 😀 😀
Tomorrow I would share snaps from my visit to farmhouse & Hydroponics Greenhouse. Ciao!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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