Did you ever want to learn how maple syrup is produced?
Don't delay because spaces for some unique courses are filling up quickly. Construction of the new Remick Museum Sugar House in Tamworth, New Hampshire is almost complete. John Dyrenforth, Remick Museum Trustee and long-time maple producer, will offer a series of workshops to aspiring maple producers in exchange for volunteer work in the Remick Farm sugar bush and sugar house.
The Workshops will run for three consecutive Saturdays:
February 16, 2008
1oam- 12 noon
Tapping, Tubing & Buckets.
In the classroom, get information on proper tapping procedures, then snowshoe out to the sugar bush to tap trees. Take along a hammer, snowshoes, 18V cordless drill, batteries, and a 5/16 drill bit.
February 23, 2008
10am -12 noon
Learn how to hand gather sap and use sap filter. Receive instruction on gathering sap with a gas pump and transferring it to a holding tank. Learn the importance of recording the gallons collected.
March 1, 2008
Boiling Down, Filtering & Canning.
Learn to boil sap to syrup, and learn the importance of recording the amount of syrup produced. Good heavy duty work gloves are needed to protect from heat.
If you always wanted to learn the maple sugaring process, consider joining the volunteer group. Be one of the first to use the new sugar house! Call Susan Junkins, Volunteer Coordinator, at the Museum at (603) 323-7591 or (800) 686- 6117, for more information or to register. Your volunteer work will support the Remick Museum in its effort to preserve the agricultural way of life in New Hampshire. See you in the sugar bush!