Country Maple Farms Shelburn MA Jim and Angel Bragdon
Mar 18, 2015

Our First Boil of the Season

We first lit up the evaporator on March 11th this year.  I tried to take many pictures the first night we boiled.  Read on to see how it went...


Here is a couple photos of the ceremonially first light of the season.

It is much easier and faster to light the wood using the torch.

In the next couple pictures the steam is just starting to rise off the evaporator.

Here is a video of the first syrup made this season!


 Of course we have to taste the syrup and make sure it tastes right!  Everyone at the sugar house enjoyed a little sample.

You too could enjoy a little sample of freshly made syrup.  Just stop by the sugar house anytime we are boiling and ask :)

Here is a video of the inside of the back pan.  It is really blury because there is so much steam coming out of the whole the camera has a hard time focusing.

Here is a picture of Jim shoveling up bark and pieces of wood at the end of the night.

And that is all I have from our first boil of the season!