Temple's Sugar Camp consists of about 70 acres of bush that has all been reforested after being clearcut in the forties. The owners have created a trail for the public in a small section of the property, and I showed you a few photos of the trail in yesterday's post.
For those who still picture sap running into buckets and then being hauled off by horse-drawn sled, I have an update. These days the sap is collected and transported in small blue tubing.
As this little nine second video clips shows, the sap runs pretty fast.
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The tubing crisscrosses all through the bush ...
... and eventually into wider-diameter black tubes ...
... and is pumped up the building where it is processed into maple syrup.
The processing shed is to the left and the dining room to the right. Last year, I took pictures of the processing but didn't get around to blogging about it. Perhaps next year. As I showed yesterday, products can be bought in the dining room. They charge $17.50 for a quart of syrup, so I chose not to purchase any on the weekend. But it's not far, and I now have an excuse to go back before they close the place until next March.