The Sugar Shack: Tapping Season

The maples have been tapped and the sap is boiling, old-school style, at the Hubbell Sugar Shack and will be boiling for the next month. This sugar shack runs on a wood-burning furnace and the product, Liquid Gold is sold at Catskill Rentals and Sandford Auto Parts.

© J.N. Urbanski

© J.N. Urbanski

Wood burning furnace that heat the sap:

© J.N. Urbanski Wood burning furnace

© J.N. Urbanski

The Sap Boiler:

© J.N. Urbanski The Sap Boiler

© J.N. Urbanski

Maple Syrup comes out here:

© J.N. Urbanski Maple Syrup comes out here

© J.N. Urbanski

And is filtered through here:

© J.N. Urbanski

© J.N. Urbanski

Got Wood? Wood stored for the month of boiling:

© J.N. Urbanski Wood stored for the month of boiling

© J.N. Urbanski

The Woodshed Roof:

© J.N. Urbanski The Woodshed Roof

© J.N. Urbanski

Tapping the forest: there’s a brown cow called Augie in the centre of the picture.

© J.N. Urbanski Tapping the forest. There's a cow in there somewhere

© J.N. Urbanski

 

 

1 thought on “The Sugar Shack: Tapping Season

  1. Jim Beers

    The home of the Hubbell Sugar Shack, could be turned into a museum. There is so much history in those buildings that has been run by the Hubbell Family for generations. I can remember going through it with Ralph, & Harry, as they showed me all the tools and how they were run, many years ago. I can remember Ralph & Harry rebuilding the water wheel for the Mill House in Halcottsville for Everett Herrick. It was so beautiful seeing that spinning after they were finished. It so nice, seeing the farm come back together, along with all of the other things that happen at the Homestead!

    Keep that liquid gold flowing~!
    Jim

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