Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Maple Sugaring Season

Yesterday, we took a drive up North to make sure that the roof of the trailer hadn't caved in. We took the back roads and came across a row of trees that were being tapped for sap...because it 'tis the season! So, a little bit of UBI:
1) Canada produces about 85% of the World's maple syrup.
2) The native people taught the settlers how to tap the trees and then boil down the sap
3) According to historians, the maple tree and the maple leaf came to symbolize Canada as early as the 1700's

4) Each Spring, an average tree produces between 35 to 50 litres of sap, which then gets boiled down to about 1.5 litres of maple syrup.
That's it for today's history lesson!

Oh...and the trailer roof...has a big ole leak in it, and so we will be starting all over again with the repairs. Sigh.
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