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Finishing up the Syrup

March 2nd, 2018

Sugaring season was a bit early this year, thankfully I got out and tapped the trees as soon as I did, it may not last much longer. The good thing about working from home is that I can be boiling sap while I work, the bad thing is that sometimes I get into a project and completely forget to check the sap every hour.

In the age of cellphones, I can now set my phone timer to remind me to check. As the syrup near completion, I check it every 15 minutes.

As it gets really close, it needs constant monitoring. Yesterday, I finished off 4 liters of syrup. That should be just enough for us for the year, we use a lot of maple syrup in cooking. If the sap keeps flowing, I’ll make more syrup for gifting and bartering.

What’s your favorite natural sweetener?

2 Comments to “Finishing up the Syrup”
  1. Rachel on March 2, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Harvesting your own maple syrup is such a gift. My husband and I recently began adding maple syrup to our coffee instead of honey. We’re really enjoying the mild sweetness ( instead of super sweetness, like the honey) it gives.

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  2. Samantha Fisher on March 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This syrup looks amazing! Way to go. I love your blog! :)

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