Monday, March 16, 2009

March Maple Madness

This weekend we drove to an old, old little town to celebrate the maple syrup season by indulging in all-you-can-eat pancakes, topped with the town's finest.

All across the Midwest, trees are thawing and sap is flowing. The sap is collected by the bucketful and boiled down until all that remains is a sweet, concentrated, amber syrup.

I learned that it takes about 50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of pure maple syrup. I guess that's why it goes for around $60/gal. Fortunately, I think we got our fill for a while. And now I'm officially ready for spring!


Nathan and Shelly said...

Lucky!! We woke up to another 3 inches of snow this morning! I'm so ready for spring...the snow is really beautiful, but we haven't even seen the ground since we've been here!

Jessica said...

I'm sure you'll have more pretty landscape than you'll know what to do with in no time!