Students in Suzanne Alexander's and Janine Snyder's fourth grade classes at Driver Middle School got a special "syrupy" treat as they visited the Mountain Man Maple Syrup Farm on Saturday March 13. The teachers, students, and families arrived at the farm at 11 a.m. and were greeted by farm owners Peter and Cindy Estlinbaum.
The Estlinbaums demonstrated the process of tapping a maple tree and "showed the large 850 gallon stainless steel collection tank." The group then ventured out in small groups to the sugar shack and into the "caboose" where the final stage of bottling the maple syrup takes place.
From left: T.J. Drew, Brendan Shanahan, Shawn Manke, Samantha DiMarco, Makayla Spicer, Caroline Delaney, Ben McFall, Marcy Gosson, Matt Crysler, Sydney Spanfelner, Michaela Snook, Dylan Cusick, Violet Moncavage and Erin Gosson. Photo by David Taddeo