Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sugaring Series 4

Because this is a small operation, the evaporator is about the size of an outdoor barbecue grill. Notice the wood in the background. Those pieces are cut to fit in the small firebox beneath the channels where the sap is boiling down. The steam rising from the sap smells warm, sweet, and maple-y.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

I can almost smell it, and I'm sure it is yummy, but it doth also look like a lot of work.

Must be worth it, though.

JM said...

Wonderful shot! Very clever sepia tone.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked this colour !Great picture!
Léia

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cieldequimper said...

I love this series! Sugaring has always fascinated me and your photos are so beautiful!

Julie said...

Very atmospheric image, especially so in sepia. The series has been fascinating, not having any process at all on this continent to compare with it.

Jilly said...

This is such a fascinating series. I'd love to be listening as you mention to the drip of the sap into the bucket. I couldn't find reference to a tree but am presuming it's maple and so this is maple syrup - you mention the maple-y smell today.

Esther said...

I love maple syrup. Thankyou for the information.