Sunday, March 22, 2009

Making Maple Syrup

The Maple Syrup Process. My mom's cousin makes maple syrup in Home, Pa. It's delicious, and amazing to watch! (Andy's Own Pure Maple Syrup: Andy is my second cousin)

The syrup house.

Notice the Maple leaves on the doors.

That is my mom's cousin, Allan, and the voracious wood furnace they use to heat the sap.

That photo is not blurry, it's the steam in the room. It makes you smell like syrup :-) It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup, so most of it goes up in steam.


  1. How cool! Imagine if you lived close enough to get maple stuff regularly; that would be awesome for gifts. I LOVE the first picture, and the picture with the fire.

  2. I have been giving it for presents! We have 1 gallon of it, so I've been dividing it up and giving some away. :-)