This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Monday, 7 April 2014


Another sign that spring has arrived are the stretches of open water we see as we drive the county roads.

These patches of open water remind us that we are entering another season. Winter is slowing losing her grip and summer can't come soon enough.

Of course these sunny days and cold nights are devastating to our roads. As you can see in the photo above our road is full of ruts and ridges making driving a challenge even on a clear day. 

We continue to collect sap and spend our afternoons over the fire reducing sap to tasty maple syrup. Here you see Mary pouring sap from the warming tray to the boiling off pan. It usually takes eight to nine hours to boil down fifty litres of sap.

Today we will bottle the syrup we boiled yesterday and collect more as our trees are producing an abundance of sap right now.

It will be another busy day here in Bancroft.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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