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Maple Syrup

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DMC-Orangeville, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. DMC-Orangeville

    DMC-Orangeville 85D and John Deere 5100E

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    I saw that a number of Tesla folks are bee keepers. I collect my own "sweet stuff", maple syrup. I was wondering if any other owners are into the other sweet science? Anyone from La Belle Province or North-easterners?

    Here's a few snaps from my other hobby:

    Sap is running!
    buckets.jpg

    Sugar Shack
    sugar shack cropped.jpg

    Finished goods
    Syrup.jpg
     
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  2. tga

    tga Active Member

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    Wish I could - I think I have the only lot in NH without sugar maples. I have a couple of silver maples, but *ick*

    My dad did it for years when I was a kid in CT. After fogging up all the windows in the house (I don't recommend doing it inside), he moved his setup out the back door. He took an old electric cooktop, wired up a cord to a 14-30P, ran the cord through a notch in the storm door, and plugged it into the dryer outlet in the back hall.

    He used to fill 10oz glass Schwepps tonic water bottles. After he filled the entire vegetable drawer in the refrigerator, he moved to making maple candy one year (since it took up less storage space)
     
  3. ajay

    ajay Member

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    Nice. And that is a ridiculously pretty sugar shack. We had a big maple in our backyard, but alas, not of the Sugar variety. I grew up in VT, so it never occurred to me that you could tap trees this far south, but people do (like tga's dad!). Homemade maple candy must have been awesome.
     

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