Daily Archives: April 4, 2013

Maple Syrup Production

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This past weekend marked the end of prime maple syruping season in Western New York. This year was a little strange for the backyard bootlegger, as surprising warm weather had us tapping weeks before, only to go into a three-week below-freezing stretch, which promptly shut down our operation for a time. Finally, the weather broke and the sap began to flow. After a good week of collections, and hundreds of gallons of sap later, the trees started to bud signaling it was time to pull the taps.

The tractor and the tent . . . also called the “Yert”