The first two photos demonstrate the process used by the settlers to make Maple Syrup. The settler’s children would gather and transport the sap using similar yokes on their shoulders, to the biggest metal cauldron. The sap would be boiled down for 8 hours, transferred to the next smaller cauldron and finally after another 8 hours transferred into the smallest cauldron at which point it would be the consistency of Maple Syrup. If you do the Math, that means the whole process took the settlers a total of 24 hours.
The third photo shows the Casa 4 children sitting in the Sugar Shack watching the modern-day process in which the trees are tapped with pipes or hoses that bring the sap directly into the huge heating vat. This whole process now takes a minimum of 4 hours to make Maple Syrup. In the last photo, one of our Casa 4 children, volunteers to help demonstrate how easy it is to turn open a tap and strain the Maple Syrup which flows out.