The Pans Are Sweet!
February 12, 2013, 12:51 am
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First Boil 2013

First Boil 2013

February 11, 2013

We gathered about 700 gallons of maple sap today. We didn’t get any syrup, but we reduced enough so that the next boil, we will be in the maple syrup.

The good thing is, even though the run was small, we found out that everything works as it should. I re-affirmed that good dry seasoned wood will produce heat like crazy. I perfected firing the arch and re-educated myself in the ways of the sugarhouse.

We had a good crew of gatherers. The horses worked well and the one new guy was a season veteran by the time we were done bringing in the sap. I had to re-teach myself about the chimney cap, but after a trip up on the roof… I am re-trained 😮

It looks like we may get another little run late this week. My fingers are crossed that everything continues to go well. I think it is all the heavenly hands on my shoulders guiding me, that is making everything come together… But what ever it is I’ll take it!

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Yep I think it’s the Heavenly Hands!!! 🙂

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