Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Return To Sugarbear Sugarhouse



Last Saturday, Bob and I returned this year, visiting Sugarbear Sugar House, located in Meredith, NH.  We spent  two hours, meeting friends and talking with Wayne Brunt the owner of the sugar house and his brother in law Ed White, watching the full process of making Maple Syrup. Sugaring is Wayne's hobby not a business although he does sell the syrup. 

They tapped 600 sugar maple trees.  It takes 40 gallons of sap to make a quart of maple syrup.  

Bob and I have visited quite a few Sugar Houses, Sugarbear Sugar House is my favorite to photograph. The
last 13 images were taken on Saturday you will find on 
NH Maple Sugaring - a photoset on Flickr

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fasttrack58 said...

This is so interesting...
I keep telling everyone, ya know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of syrup... lol....
Linda :)

madcobug said...

Very interesting Betty. That is a lot of sap for that small amount of syrup. Thanks for sharing. Helen

cmishvicki said...

Betty, very nice, and you know how much sap they get from each tree (on average)? I'd love to know how many trees it takes to make a quart of syrup. :)

rap4143 said...

My original entry was wrong.  I made a boo boo, the amount is 40 gallon of sap for 1 quart of syrup.... :(

Vicki it would be hard to determine how much sap is taken from the trees ....the size and age  plays into how much sap collected.