As you can see, it's peak week for maple sugar producers. Sunday Jack and I went to Lyle and Sandy's in the afternoon to visit and spend a few hours at their sugar operation. They have a great sugarhouse with a wood fired system, and just enough room to squeeze 12 people in and around the boiler! On a chilly day it makes for a very warm atmosphere. It was great fun, listening to stories and jokes as the sap boiled away. They too are having a good run and putting up a nice stash for sale and personal use. Pictures top to bottom:
The sugarhouse; Lyle getting ready to feed the fire; Lyle filtering some syrup through; Drawing off the syrup; you can tell two things from this last picture, it's mud season and most of us drive pickups/ 4-wheel drive vehicles!