Life Upstairs BLOG

Maple syrup season

The sap runs when the nighttime temperatures fall below zero, and daytime temperatures are above zero.

We collect many buckets of sap, but 40 parts sap boils down to only 1 part syrup, so every drop of the finished syrup is precious! Maple sugaring has brought us joy and sweetness this year, when the back-and-forth between winter and spring has seemed to stretch on forever.

Thanks to the Grebel students and staff that came out to help us tap trees this season!