Big maple syrup producers would laugh because they make many gallons every day, but we’re pretty proud of our first gallon of syrup for this year. Actually, nearly five quarts. This picture was taken at night with no backlight so the color of the syrup looks dark. It’s a medium amber color.
We like our maple syrup thick, not watery and runny, so we cook it a little longer than most commercial producers. That’s why making your own is special. You can have it just the way you like it.
We’ve collected about 24 more gallons of sap, it ran well today. Hope to begin boiling our second gallon of syrup soon.