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.