March 19, 2018
Maple Syrup Project - Update
Wow! What an incredible season for making maple syrup! The trees at Jackman have been very generous this year. And the temperatures have been ‘just right’. Below zero degrees Celcius in the nighttime, above zero in the daytime. We’ve collected more than 350 L of maple sap this year. That's a new record by far. (Last year, we collected 215L).
Well, it's time to transform all this sap into... maple syrup. Mark your calendars. We'll be 'sugaring' at Jackman on Monday, March 26. We will be boiling the sap down at school throughout the whole day to make maple syrup.
Actually, Darwin is already ‘sugaring’ in his backyard, so we’ll have some syrup ready for tasting. And a number of Jackman parent volunteers are making lots of small pancakes to pair with the freshly made syrup. Yep, that’s right. There will be pancakes for EVERYONE! Yeah!!!!
Please drop by Jackman on Sugaring Day and see the maple syrup making in action and sample this sweet treat. We're excited about providing Jackman kids with this unique 'outdoor education’ experience.
Here are some sap collecting pics...