Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Sugarin' 2014"! Burnin' Sap!

These pictures cover two weekends - setting up the evaporator and burning maple sap. It was an odd year - harsh winter, late start to sugaring, not as many trees tapped. We ended up with only two gallons of syrup (compared to 20 gallons last year) but "the syrup" is really second to "the journey".

Click on READ MORE! for more pictures of Brother Jason and I doing what we do this time of year.
Brother Jas and his "still".
Lumberjack Jeff.

Brother Jas and Bruce - owner of this wondrous property which allows us to harvest what God has graciously placed on this earth.

Sap flowing.

Brother Jas and I target shooting.

When that dial hits 7, we draw syrup from the sap burning in the evaporator.

This is what happens when you grab something you didn't know was very hot.

Brother Jas with Molly & Zol.

Old timer's trick - bacon grease keeps the syrup from foaming over.

Bluebird of happiness gracing our syrup operation.

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