By the end of the Boil Down weekend, I was barely able to speak in complete sentences. I managed to take the following notes, which still sum up our season’s success quite well:
Friday: Boiled from 7:30am-10:30pm, had 260 students, and about 60 adult visitors over the course of the day. Cold weather!
Saturday: Boiled from 8:30am-9:30pm, had about 500 visitors despite rainy weather. Waffles and hot drinks were a hit. Tons of families dressed in great raincoats and boots and colorful umbrellas. Finished off Friday’s syrup on a burner near the evaporator.
Sunday: Finished off and canned from 9am-4pm, finished off Saturday’s syrup, canned Friday’s and Saturday’s batches. Yield: 3 gallons.
Since photos, it is said, say more than a 1000 words, here are a few from the weekend:
…and then the camera went away for our rainy Saturday morning entertaining…