Most of the country divides the year into the four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. But did you know that in Geauga County we recognize a fifth season?
Tucked in between winter and spring is ‘Sugaring Season’. Its length varies and is totally dependent on Mother Nature. It definitely proves to be one of the sweetest seasons in which to visit.
Join Punderson Manor Lodge for free live demonstrations of the sugaring process in front of the manor house during their “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake Breakfastsheld every Sunday in March.
Sap is a liquid sugar produced by maple trees to keep them from freezing during the cold winter. As temperatures get colder, the maple trees pull the sugar water further down their root system to keep them warm. When the temperature rises during the day, the sap runs up the trunk and out to the branches.
Sugaring is the process of collecting the sap and turning it into maple sugar or maple syrup. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the sap. The sap is then boiled until the water evaporates leaving nothing but pure maple syrup.
Punderson Manor Lodge
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfasts
Sunday, March 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2013
10 a.m – 2 p.m.
$7.95 Children Under 12