Maple Sugaring 2010

After the 2009 season was over, we decided that we needed to make some improvements to our sugaring facilities. We (Sam, Frank, and I) started by building a roof extending off the side of a shed on Frank’s property.  This roof would serve as a shelter for use as we boil the sap for the 2010 season.  We (mostly Frank) then build a new arch with a 2’x8′ footprint. Frank then built new pans including a 4′ flu-pan bent from stainless steel. We also decided to improve our collection mechanism as well by using pipelines to pipe sap from 107 taps into barrels in three locations.