The way the sun illuminated the leaves on a Maple tree, caught my attention. It was the allure of the dazzling greens made me stop what I was doing – which was nothing too spectacular, only housework. I just had to go outside and capture this splendid show.
When its early spring in southern Ontario, the sugar bush is a long-standing tradition. No matter your age, if you live or have grown up in this region, at some point you have witnessed the production of maple syrup at a sugar bush.
This is where I found myself today, along with my son and my parents: amongst the maple trees, lines strung up all around, feeding the sap into the evaporator. Sweet, smokey smells filling the air. The bubbling sound of the sap being boiled, boiled and boiled some more.
The sugar bush we visited did a great job of illustrating traditional methods, and implementing new technologies that go into producing the final result…
Sweet, simple, pure – Maple Syrup.
**If you are ever in Northhumberland County during the Maple Sugar season, check out Sandy Flat Sugar Bush. We enjoyed a great pancake breakfast, topped with lots of maple syrup, of course. Just friendly folks, and an amazing product!