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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Thursday, 26 March 2015


Carol and Don came to help us boil sap. Unfortunately it's been too cold for the sap to flow but this afternoon looks promising and we will check our buckets later.

This morning we stopped by to visit Gerry's sugar shack. He has an excellent setup back in the bush at the base of a hill.

His sap is delicious and he explained how he boils it down over an open flame. As you can see the evaporator was working overtime and the sap smelled sweet, ready to bottle.

We did collect sap after 4 and ended up with about 70 litres. That will give us a little more than a litre of maple syrup by the time we finish boiling. If the weather co-operates we will boil tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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