Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Making Maple Syrup

This photo was taken a few weeks ago when we were boiling down sap to make syrup. We got about 4 gallons of syrup this year - it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.   It's a bit of work keeping the fire going.  Our friend Scott Olson and his daughter  Maddie came out to help on this day.  Scott's Prius in the background has one of his inventions on top, a Row-Bike.  Check out www.rowbike.com.
I have been very busy lately with the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Project, which is a 4-year project to map all the breeding birds in Minnesota and their ranges.  If you are interested in checking it out or in volunteering go to www.mnbba.org.

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