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Making of Maple Syrup in WI

Traditionally, maple syrup is harvested by tapping maple trees in March & April letting the sap run into a bucket. During processing, the sap is boiled down in a flat pan until it forms a sweet syrup. The process is slow, because most of the water has to boil out of the sap before it is the right density. It takes approximately 40 litres of sap to make 1 litre of maple syrup.
Tapping maple trees for the sap
Tapping maple trees for the sap
t6%2f61%2f751361%2f4%2f76170221.SDN20NAC.jpg Drip, drip
Drip, drip
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t6%2f61%2f751361%2f4%2f77164222.bYdTQKYf.jpg Collecting the sap
Collecting the sap
Moving the sap out of the woods
Moving the sap out of the woods
Pumping the sap in a tank for transportation
Pumping the sap in a tank for transportation
The sugar shack - where it all happens
The "sugar shack" - where it all happens
Our friend and neighbour
Our friend and neighbour
Boiling down the sap
Boiling down the sap
Steam
Steam
Stoking the fire
Stoking the fire
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Geese
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Sunset
Sunset