12 March 2017

March 2017 Full Sap Moon

Sap Full Moon (almost) 11 March 2017, 10:25 PM EDT, Vermont
The Sap Full Moon is the fitting name here given this blog comes from a location in Vermont, where maple syrup production is a solid part of the economy as well as the community. It is not uncommon to see a little sugarhouse/sugar shack (where the sap is boiled) in the woods near a home. A real treat is seeing a larger sugar house with the steam billowing out of the chimney. Its amazing.
I hope y'all have clear skies enough to take  a photo of the Sap Moon tonight, the official full Moon.

10 comments:

  1. The moon was beautiful yesterday - full and bright. it's a bit overcast today so I am not sure what it looks like.

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    1. Hello Loree,
      The Moon is bright this morning early. Alas, tonight with a snow storm in the forecast, we will have overcast skies as well.

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  2. What a lovely photo, Maywyn. We also have little sugar houses around here. Once I tried helping someone boil sap down on an outside fire. If I remember right, the outcome wasn't so good-we didn't collect enough sap.

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    1. Hello Debra,
      Thank you. It is surprising the amount of sap require for one gallon of syrup 40 sap = 1 gallon syrup. That's a lot of boiling.

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  3. This damn moon is interfering with my sleep.

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    1. Hello Tabor,
      Consider less salty food to cut down on water retention? Music while you sleep? Hope you get your rest. On the plus side, lack of sleep at night might create a power nap in the day time.

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  4. My area is also dotted with sugarshacks, thank goodness ;) I'm looking forward to stocking up on maple syrup as soon as I can - I've been out for most of the Winter and have missed it a LOT.

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    1. Hello Quinn,
      Google search...Indigenous North Americans first began making maple syrup,and they taught the immigrants the process.
      Its wonderful, but a lot of sugar. Tip from a son, gently heating the syrup spreads it thinner and better.

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  5. Beautiful pic of the moon Maywyn. We too have some maple syrup making going on. Many of our Amish neighbors tap the maples and use a shack set up for boiling it down. Yummy on pancakes and waffles. Have a super day. Hugs!

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    1. Hello Debbie,
      Thank you. Those steaming sugar shacks are a welcome sight as they do mean early Spring.
      Hugs!

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