Nelson County, VA
A week long celebration of events was capped off this past Saturday – March 8, 2014 as the folks at The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen held a pancake breakfast using maple syrup harvested within the past few days from trees on the mountain. After breakfast people got the chance to go on a Sugarbush Sojourn taking a winter hike to Wintergreen’s sugarbushes. They saw first-hand the old-fashioned and new-fangled ways of collecting maple sap.
We first told you about the neat story of tapping the maple trees in our April 2010 issue of (then) Nelson County Life Magazine. Click above to read more about that.
Paul tells us, “The sap as is comes out of the tree is clear and has the consistency of water. If you taste it (as I did) you will find it that it is just a hint of sweetness. As the sap is boiled over an extended period (about 8 hours) it then becomes the maple syrup we are all familiar with.”
And super yummy!
To learn more about what’s happening at The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, click here.
Here’s our exclusive weather station at The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen. BRL in a partnership with The Nature Foundation maintains the station on Devils Knob, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since 2007. Click on the graphic above to see more details from that station.