This next stop was much shorter than the first. Since we had already seen what a sugar house was all about, we were pretty much only interested in differences between the two.
The Wells Sugar House is very nice. It’s located up on Cone Road in Hebron – an area that we’ve never been before. We were surprised at it’s upstate feel. Had we known it was so nice up in this area, I’m sure we would’ve hung out there more in the past five years.
When we arrived at Wells, we had to drive down a long driveway in between two other houses. Their setup is located far off the main road, which was nice because parking was good and the noise was low. It’s a very decent piece of property.
This sugar house was larger than the last. They had a small table set up to sell syrup, candy and things like that. We purchased some Maple Syrup Sugar. It came in a larger spice container and tastes remarkable. All it is really is Maple syrup boiled down all the way until it’s dry. Then, it’s scraped up and put into containers. Tastes just like syrup.
I like looking at the machinery behind the operation, so I did a lot of checking out at this sugar house. Since the evaporator was more in view than the last place, I was able to get better pictures of it.
And Laura took some nice photos of the interior ambiance. Since she typically uses anything other than our wide-angle lens, I think she’s going to focus on the close-ups from now on. I can’t get them with the lens I use and they are important to our mix of photos.
After doing what we had to do in the sugar house, we walked around the property for a few minutes. We noticed a bunch of sap buckets hanging from Maple trees and got a great picture of one of them.
Lastly, on our way out of the driveway, Laura grabbed a picture of the Wells Sugar House sign.
Wells Sugar House – Hebron, CT – Hebron Maple Festival