Alexandre Bouchard stokes the fire at his grandfather Stanley Thompson's suger woods in Nappan. Rose Willigar-The Citizen
NAPPAN - Ever wonder how that gooey sap turns into at tasty treat? Well for Stanley Thompson he's been turning sap into maple products since 1975.
Having starrted working in the sugar woods back in 1975 for Ormond Boss, Stanley Thompson took over the 27 acres with 3,000 taps in 1995. Now Thompson and his family spend four to six weeks every year preparing, collecting and boiling sap to make maple treats such as syrup, candy, cream and butter that comes from the maple trees at his sugar woods in Nappan.
"Usually within a week collect 200 gallons of sap, which is a pretty good run," Thompson said.
Thompson said last Saturday that the last couple of days had been particularly busy, collecting 24 gallons within 12 hours.
(For the full story, see the March 26 issue of The Citizen)