Tuesday, April 15, 2008
SUGAR MAKING GOES INTO APRIL
Had a talk with Mike Bennett one of our other sugarmnakers who helps us out at the winery. Mike was telling us that sugarmaking in New York state went well into April, and as late as tax day, sugarmakers across the state would be still shaking the last drips off their taps, and boiling the last of their gallons of maple syrup. Mike is a member of the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Asociation.
We're boiling and filtering and bottling from late March to mid-to-late April, fining our maple syrups before bottling them.
Here's a few pictures of Mike and his constant companion black shepherd.