Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maple Syrup



We went out to breakfast at the local maple farm (Stone House).  We had pancakes, waffles, and sausage with coffee, orange juice!   They started to boil the sap as we were sitting there.   They want to try to make around 1000 gallons of maple syrup this year.  It will take around 50,000 to 60,000 gallons of sap to make 1,000 gallons of syrup!  The steam that is around 190 degrees is what will heat the sap.   The wood stove has to stay at 219 degrees to keep the steam hot enough.   They tap around 3500 trees.

They are open for breakfast from 8 to 1 every Saturday and Sunday from February to April.  Friends of ours took us a few weeks ago and we had to take family this weekend.  This is our favorite place to go for breakfast now.  It is a friendly atmosphere and they bring  the meal right to your table and it is all you can eat for just  6 dollars!

Hope you all have have a wonderful day!  I also wanted to let my wonderful bloggers know that I had to put a word verification on my comments, because I am hoping to cut down on the spam that I have been getting.  I was getting spam everyday that I blogged and I hope this will cut down on the spam.  Sorry for any inconvenience that it may cause.

6 comments:

Caroline said...

Thanks for a nostalgic visit to the Sugarbush! Grew up in Clinton County, NY, cousins let us help in their sugar house, my aunt would fix us wax on snow. No such thing in South Dakota, unfortunately.

Jeffro said...

I don't know that I've ever had authentic maple syrup - and I can't eat it now......

Don't feel bad, I finally got tired of cleaning up sixty or eighty spam comments a day and turned on WV too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for explaining. I hardly ever get spam..knock on wood. The ones I do get end up in my spam folder. You must be on a list..darn.
That is some contraption..breakfast sound like fun:)

Linda said...

They do maple syrup in eastern Canada and I've always wondered about the process. I'd go for breakfast if I lived close too.

I hate word verification.....usually takes me three times before I get it. Wordpress has a different system and it seems to work great.

A. Montgomery said...

I went once in Canada when I was going to school in Canada. We had syrup on snow too. It was great! Of course it was more fun when Matt and Dad were doing it in the back yard with the old oil drum as a stove and slab wood as fuel. You could see the smoke and steam for miles and we got a paltry little bit of syrup.
Love, Mom

A. Montgomery said...

Correct that to school in Plattsburgh!