Agate Lake Maple Syrup
A webpage dedicated to the photo/video journal Jackie Brix created following the Hakes family tradition of making maple syrup. My part was helping out with the label, created to reflect the hard-work and humor that goes into each batch.
Jackie Brix aka “JackieJet” is fascinated by the world around her (I swear God made her part scientist) and has always had a wonderful way of teaching complicated things simply - probably why Delta is proud to have her as a female pilot! This page highlights the spring production of maple syrup. Jackie took some awesome photos and videos of the whole process, a journaled treasure you can find in her maple syrup album on her Facebook page! The syrup disappears fast, all the family wants some as it brings back memories of helping Grandma Merry and Grandpa Ken. It’s so highly valued, your lucky if you snag some. It’s just that awesome. We use it on pancakes, ice cream, oatmeal, toast, fruit or in a mug called a “Maple Cow” (hot milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and a little maple. Yum. SO good.) Check out and share your favorite family recipe in the comments below!
Very large amounts of ash were already pulled out of here when I took this photo. The ash of several cords of wood need to be removed between batches. (A 160-200 gallon boil off which takes days.)