Mapling, or sugaring, is the process of collecting and boiling down the sap from maple trees in order to make syrup. It’s an ancient practice and one of the few sugar sources native to the northern hemisphere.
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.
This is Dianna's final installment in a 3-part series about tapping, boiling & bottling maple syrup from trees in her urban neighborhood in Saratoga Springs, NY. In this post, Dianna runs through the process of boiling & bottling her 2011 batch.
This is part two in Dianna's DIY Maple Syrup Series. In this post, Christina tagged along w/ Dianna's husband while he tapped a few trees in their Downtown Saratoga neighborhood. There are many techniques shown w/ a simple drill, spile & sap bucket!