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Inside the "sugar shack" at the Flying Mouse Farm, Lidija Lackovich was just tall enough to view the boiling sap, Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp had to lift up Darija Lackovich so she could also see.

Inside the "sugar shack" at the Flying Mouse Farm, Lidija Lackovich was just tall enough to view the boiling sap, Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp had to lift up Darija Lackovich so she could also see.

BLOG – Sweet & Sappy

The nooks and crannies throughout the Village that often get overlooked. Today’s blog showcases the Tecumseh Land Trust sponsored tour at Flying Mouse Farm for their annual tapping of sugar maples. About 200 trees are tapped for their sap, with three taps to each tree. This was the farm’s sixth year for the tour, with about 100 visitors turning out. The collected sap goes to the “sugar shack,” where it is reduced by vigorous boiling with a wood-fueled fire, producing about 2.5 gallons of syrup per hour.

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