Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Maple Fest at Critz Farm.....

In spite of being sick for a few days with a lousy head cold I needed to get out of the house on Sunday, so we drove to Cazenovia to see how the maple trees are "tapped" and how maple syrup is made.

We took a "hay ride" pass the tree farm and into the woods:

The last time I saw maple trees being tapped for sap they used a tin pail.  This was much more sophisticated with plastic tubing draining the sap.  

Did you know that 40 gallons of sap yields one gallon of syrup? 

The shop and tasting room had syrup for tasting and purchase, maple popcorn and beers and hard ciders.

It was a cold, chilly day, but felt good to be outside in the fresh air!

We had lunch in town and then when we got home I fell asleep for 2 hours on the couch!!  I think I am finally on the mend to feeling better!


  1. It sounds like a great outing.

    When I was a kid my uncle and cousins made maple syrup every year. The sap was cooked down in a old drum of some kind cut in half and set over a wood smoke fire. At the end, it would be strained through cheesecloth into glass bottles/jars. I used to love to be there. One of us would sneak out a big container of it-take it up to the kitchen and boil it down into maple sugar. I still love maple sugar but don't eat it anymore. xoDiana

  2. Looks fun! I'm glad you felt like getting out. Take it easy and each day will be better. I love maple suryp!!!! Time for pancakes!!!

  3. What a fun trip! I bet everything tasted wonderful! Hope you are feeling better! Hugs!

  4. What a fun little getaway and interesting as well. Hope you stocked up on syrup Hope you are feeling better Patti.

  5. What fun! I bet the maple syrup is amazing! You and your hubby are always going on fun day trips!


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