The annual Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast weekend, March 10-11, at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary drew visitors from across the state.
As volunteers grilled pancakes outside the Nature Center, serving them up with the farm’s own maple syrup, hungry diners feasted on the fluffy, golden cakes, accompanied by the farm’s sausage and roasted potatoes.
Diners also had an opportunity to see firsthand how syrup is collected by drilling a hole in the farm’s sugar maple trees, and to try their hand at drilling at the Pond House.
Because the sap collected from the trees is mostly water, visitors were able to watch as the water was boiled out in Drumlin Farm’s evaporator and to sample the resulting maple tea.
Visitors also explored the natural of history of trees and learned about Native American sap-to-syrup techniques.
There were also opportunities to visit the farm’s many animals.
Drumlin Farm is at 208 South Great Road in Lincoln. For information call call 781-259-2200 or visit massaudubon.org/drumlinfarm.