This isn't totally foreign to me, but I did have to do a little research. Last spring we had the pleasure of going to a sugar bush and seeing the process of making maple syrup. I've been before, but my kids hadn't and they thought it was great! Their favorite part was the four wheeler ride into the bush! These pictures are from our experience last year:
They had the whole set up, an actual syrup boiler inside their little sleep camp! They make syrup for their whole family. Our set up is definitely not as fancy, but here is what we used to get started!
- jugs or buckets to collect the syrup (one for each tree or tap).
- Paraffin Wax (look in the canning aisle)
- 1/2 inch clear plastic tubing
- large pail to collect the sap.
Watch for Part 2 for instructions on the how to!!