We just got the go ahead for some maple sugaring!
The Maple Sugaring Feasibility Study is a preliminary study to determine the viability of an annual student and staff maple sugaring operation as an educational tool for the New Hampton School. Once the study is carried out a report on the results of the study will be duly prepared addressing the technical and curricular viability of the project.
Experiential Learning will conduct a small scale boiling run to assess the
logistical and curricular feasibility of this project. This will involve,
- Drilling small holes in five to ten trees
- Inserting ten to twenty taps into the trees
- Hanging traditional metal buckets with lids on these trees for two to three weeks
- Transporting sap to Burleigh Mountain by truck and sled
- Boiling sap to syrup by wood fire (enclosed in wood stove) approximately five to seven times during the run