AKA Cabane à sucre
. Traditionally the place where maple sap
is gathered in a giant boiler
to make maple syrup
. The syrup/sap ratio
is about 100:1. That's a LOT of steam
Today it means a place where maple producers have a restaurant
that serves traditional lumberjack breakfasts
, has guided tours of maple production and miscellaneous outdoor activities.
The production season is aboot
three weeks long, just around Easter
, when the daytime temperature
is above freezing, and the nighttime
temp. is below -- this is the phenomenon
that makes the maple trees produce sweet
Stuff you'll see at a sugar shack
Maple trees connected by huge networks of plastic tubing
Ham'n'Eggs drenched in maple syrup
Oreilles de christ: Deep fried pork rinds.
Maple toffee: Thickened maple syrup poured directly on the snow; you pick it up with a popsicle stick
Maple candy, butter, pastries.
Drunken french canadians.