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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Wednesday 8 April 2015


We had a very productive day yesterday. We started burning wood in the evaporator at 8 a.m. and kept the sap boiling until 6:30 p.m. when we shut things down.

The sun shone all day and the sap flowed non-stop. In the morning we collected 65 litres and another 90 litres at 4 pm; a very good day for us.

In total we boiled down 160 litres of sap and this morning we will finish and bottle it before getting back outside to the evaporator.

Today's weather doesn't look very conducive to working outside. Rain and snow this afternoon will make boiling difficult. We may need to rig up some type of cover over our evaporator as we have yesterday's sap still to boil off. 

Regardless of the challenges, making your own maple syrup is fun, healthy and nothing is more delicious than your own syrup on homemade pancakes.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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