Friday, March 27, 2009

Sugaring Series 2

The bucket is lifted off its tap and the sap that has accumulated in it is poured into a plastic gathering pail. Then the sap bucket is quickly rehung to collect the continuing run. After all the buckets are emptied, if you stand quietly in the woods, the dripping of the many taps makes a little symphony of sound.

9 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...
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Cezar and Léia said...

This kid is strong! And so cute!I would like to hear this nature's symphony !
Have a nice weekend!
Kind Regards,
Léia

Antjas said...

I'm glad to see them still doing it the old fashioned way. Have you seen the operations where the trees have tubes attached to them and there is no need to empty the bucket? Where's the fun in that? So I suppose that since you can't supply the sounds of the dripping sap, you won't be able to supply the smells of it cooking down either. Too bad.

Jacob said...

How interesting! One really gets directly involved in the production! I would love to hear the dripping in the woods!

JM said...

Lovely photo! It must be fantastic listening to the dripping symphony!

oldmanlincoln said...

It does take a lot of sap to boil down to make a little syrup. I was astonished when a friend who was a teacher told me how they tapped their maple trees in the spring and how much it took to make some maple syrup. And it is hard work. And the boiling off process makes a lot of steam and they had a special old shed structure with holes all over it for the steam to get out.

roentarre said...

Good to have such a helper in deed!

I cannot do this type of work too well

Arnaud said...

thanks to share this moment, i would like to try to do that to ear this symphony !

Julie said...

This is the most intruiging of the series: the sugar symphony. Must restore jaded spirits just so much ...