Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maple Sundays in Maine

After sliding on Sunday we went to Bradbury's Maple Farm to check out the first Maple Sunday.  They had 4,000 gallons of sap to boil down, which they said would make about 100 gallons of maple syrup. They tap about 3,000 trees, and as long as the weather cooperates they are able to make syrup for about 3 weeks.  The temps need to be below 30 degrees Fahrenheit at night, and above 40 during the day to make enough sap.  We've had perfect weather for it this week, and they were able to start earlier this year than last.  

Checking it all out

Watching cousin Ethan fill up the taffy table with snow :)

Good Job Ethan!

While we waited for the taffy, we were able to try some Maple Cream, which was, of course, delicious! We brought some home to try on toast for breakfast! And because I am weak, we also brought some Taffy home to indulge in!

Trying Maple Taffy for the first time - 
Hey Kiddo - you missed your mouth!! 

Yum Yum!

Thanks Bradbury Family! We'll be back in a few weeks for some maple syrup!