Maple Syrup Season is Here!

The trees are tapped and we’re waiting for sunshine and mild temperatures for the sap to run. Late February the men began tapping trees and were able to get 1200 taps in.  It takes forty litres of sap to make one litre of syrup.  The sap is collected in buckets, the old fashioned way.  The men head out with pails and collect the sap and pour it into a holding tank.  Though our sugar bush is within viewing distance of the main building at the Village of Hope, it’s across the river.  To get there you take a 10 minute drive around the river and a 15 minute trek into the woods.  It’s great exercise.  DSC_9569