Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
You've got sap! Now what?! How to process your sap into syrup DIY style. How to collect, boil it down and get it on some pancakes!
In FSC's 4th DIY Maple Syrup Installment, Chris photo documents a brief period in Dianna's 2nd 12-hour boil during the 2011 Season. This boil happened in the driveway of their home in Downtown Saratoga Spring. Fireplace/evaporator details are shown.
Sugar maples yield delicious syrup in late February and early March - a magical (if time-consuming) process.