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Sugar houses busy as sap rises

Today, next weekend fine time to learn about sugaring

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The sweet smell of thousands of gallons of tree sap cooking in a oil powered evaporator in Cliff Nightingale’s sugar house can only mean one thing: Maple Syrup season has begun. Nightingale is the owner of Nightingale’s Maple Farm, an 8,000 tap operation that draws sap from a 30 acre sugar bush in Galway. He said the maple syrup business is a “drop by drop” affair. In the old days those drops came down one ...

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