March 18, 2014

Sugaring, week two

What do you do when you are getting the fire going for sap evaporation? Knit!

Two steel fence posts, an old metal chair, two aluminum pans, and it's boiling.

Finn watches it all with less than a cat's curiosity.

We used our camping stove to preheat the sap. Also, to the right is a hydrometer and candy thermometer.  One or the other is critical in the final stages.

The five gallons we boiled on Saturday yielded about a pint of near-perfect syrup. Yum.


  1. Very impressed (with the knitting and the maple syrup :-)

  2. Olman! Good to hear from you! And you, too, of course, Shirley and JET.