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Maple Sugaring

It’s maple sugaring season, so here are some videos on how to tap the trees and produce maple syrup and maple sugar:

This is the whole process from start to finish:

Here miwilderness in Michigan talks about when to tap trees, what to look for in a tree you are considering tapping, how many taps you can make in a tree based on its size and how to tap the tree (he uses an electric drill) and so on.

Here vintagevideos2009 in Franklin, Wisconsin shows us boiling and finishing the syrup:

Tony Denning of Maple Leaf Farm in Canterbury, Connecticut talks about how maple sugaring quickly becomes an obsession.

Growing up in New England I used to think of maple syrup as a New England only thing, but now I know that its a Midwestern, Canadian, New England… thing… anywhere maples grow people tap them for their sap.

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2 thoughts on “Maple Sugaring

  1. West Virginia has maple sugaring also!!

    • wbkenn on said:

      I did not know that. Thanks for posting a comment on that. It’s looking like sugaring is widespread in the US and Canada. Wonder what the sugaring “borders” are.

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