The students worked through an entire sugaring circuit. They started off learning how to tap maple trees and set up sap collection buckets. Then they helped cut and split firewood that will be used to fuel the evaporator. In the sugar house, they saw the evaporator in action, and learned about the process of boiling 40 gallons of sap down to one gallon of syrup.
Finally, in the historic kitchen of the John Phillips House, the students learned what it takes to make pancakes -- from scratch. For their hard work, each student received a pancake, topped off with Howell Farm maple syrup.