Saturday, February 18, 2017

Syrup and Seals


  1. What's the % volume reduction required in the sap to produce the final syrup product please ?

    1. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup.

    2. Thank you . That's quite a boil down .

  2. I was immediately struck by the grasshopper weathervane (so searched and found this site).

    off their website (I did not know):

    The grasshopper weather vane atop Faneuil Hall in Boston is a famous example of our American weathervane heritage. It was made in 1742 of gilded copper with glass eyes, by Shem Drowne. Peter Faneuil built the brick building at his own expense and donated it to the town for the new central marketplace with a second-story town meeting hall. Faneuil selected the grasshopper because at that time it had become the trade emblem for a merchant exchange. The grasshopper was a copy of the vane on the Royal Exchange in London, founded by Sir Thomas Gresham whose family crest was the grasshopper because the name "Gresham" meant "grass cricket." END

    An aside: Does anyone else see a whale in the picture of the rock (no. 11)?

    Thank you for the photos. Lovely.

    N from VA