Kentucky family turns sap into syrup for their business

By: Lauren Raymer Email
By: Lauren Raymer Email

A logan county family has discovered how to take sap from maple trees on their property and turn it to maple syrup. The syrup is in full production and is served at the family's Federal Grove Bed and Breakfast.

For six weeks during January and march, Lee Blythe secures 500 taps to maple trees on his land to drain the tree's sap. The sap drains downhill through plastic tubes into a water tank.

The sap is then taken in 350 gallon buckets to the Sugar House where it boils and condenses into a thick syrup.

It takes between 35 and 50 gallons of sap just to make one gallon of maple syrup. The Blythe family hopes that this year they can make nearly 300 gallons.

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