Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Talkeetna

Did I mention ice cream?  This sure beats all that crank, crank, cranking, doesn't it?

We visited a Birch Syrup farm where they tap in the spring, much like the maple tree,
but a less sweet result.  It takes 110 gallons of birch sap to make one gallon of syrup,
compared to 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of syrup. 

This is the fancy machine that converts that sap into about 16 ounces of syrup per tree. 

Harvest was 21 days in the spring, but this is how it looked.

Did you know that Alaska has 3,000,000 lakes?
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