Thursday, March 9, 2017

5th March 2017 - Fulton's Sugar Bush

A sugar bush is a wood in which sugar maples predominate. Fulton's Sugar Bush farm maple syrup and make associated products.

Andy, Ruth, Dariel and I went for a trip to Fulton's Sugar Bush. We started with a breakfast of pancakes and organic maple syrup. Then we went round the maple woods on a horse sleigh ride.

It was so cold I couldn't bear to take my gloves off so Andy kindly took the day's photos for me.  It feels weird to be colder in Ottawa than Antarctica despite wearing thermal underwear.

Andy took a photo of Dariel, Ruth and me on the sleigh ride.

In years gone by the maple tree sap was collected by buckets attached to the trees.

These days the maple sap is transferred from the trees by plastic tubing, in this case blue tubing.

I was surprised to see how much sap from the maple tree goes into the actual syrup.

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