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Bucket line

This is the third year that we’ve travelled to my parents summer place across the river in west Quebec and tapped some maple trees. We only stay for a few days and the weather this spring has warmed up very quickly, so we were fortunate to catch the days when the sap was running pretty well. The buckets went out on Saturday, March 10th and we took them down again on the 14th.

Topping up the pot

We added three new buckets, bringing our total to 9, and once the sap was boiled down, we had about 4 litres of syrup. The colour looked a little darker than last year, but it’s always delicious, and you do work up an appetite sitting outdoors and watching the fire. We finish it off at home on the propane BBQ, but I think the wood fire gives it a special aroma.

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