My sister and brother-in-law recently visited from Kansas. We always gallivant when they are here and spend time on picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain winding country roads. One day, we ran across an awesome sight—some folks were tapping maple syrup! My brother-in-law, Larry Tedford, took this photo with my camera.A few years ago, we took a step back in time when attending Highland Maple Festival in an area known as “Virginia’s Switzerland.” What a beautiful place with breathtaking mountain views! The annual event was designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress in 1999.
Photos taken at Eagle’s Sugar Camp.
Photo taken at Puffenbargers Sugar Orchard.
Awesome art work painted on the school walls!
Photos taken along the countryside.
Here’s some maple syrup tapping trivia for you:
It takes about 40-50 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup.
Tapping does not permanently damage a tree.
This is a new item on my “bucket list”—tapping a bucket of maple syrup!
I hope you enjoyed the maple syrup tapping photos! For more info visit http://www.highlandcounty.org/maplefestival.html