Saturday, December 28, 2013

Morrisville and Maple Syrup

Christmas day we left Anchorage at 5:30am for a series of long flights to New York.  Despite the wintery weather here in upstate New York it feels warm and bright compared to home.  As usual we have been busy catching up with family and friends.  Molly brought some canned goods to give away which has made room in our bags for maple syrup.  My grandma's neighbor operates a sugar shack with over 1000 taps.  Yesterday he gave us a tour of the sugar shack showing us how the sap is converted to syrup through reverse osmosis and evaporation.  The process is far more precise that I would have guessed.  Now we are stocked up on maple syrup.
Morrisville State College, where my grandfather taught 
The evaporator in the sugar shack
Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar

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