These photos were taken during the cold winter months of 2015. Making maple syrup, or “sugaring” as it’s often called, only happens towards the end of winter. Although the actual making of syrup is a 4 – 6 week season, the work of setting up and taking down takes longer.
2015 was unusually cold resulting in frozen tap lines. Raw sap that flows out of the trees froze solid in the lines bringing the sugaring process to a halt until the thaw arrived.