Pandarine's photos with the sugarcane

Sugarcane * Zuckerrohr

Sugarcane * Zuckerrohr
This will be ready for harvest in time for the Mountain Life Festival on the third Saturday in September
Added on July 28, 2007

Mountain Life Festival

Mountain Life Festival
A great opportunity to see how life in the mountains used to be, before the National Park got established
Added on July 18, 2007

Sugarcane and barn

Sugarcane and barn
Notice how high the sugarcane grows! It's ready to harvest now.
Added on July 18, 2007

Preparing sugarcane

Preparing sugarcane
First time I sampled sugar cane. You suck it, and it's sweet and juicy - but I still would't trade it for candy! Most kids didn't like it and threw it away after trying a bite ...

Before the juice can be extracted, the leaves and tops have to be taken of…
Added on July 18, 2007

Sugarcane * Zuckerrohr

Sugarcane * Zuckerrohr
Looks a bit like bamboo, doesn't it? ;-)

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Sieht fast aus wie Bambus, nicht wahr? ;-)
Added on July 18, 2007

Extracting the juice

Extracting the juice
After the leaves and the top have been taken off the stalks, the sugarcane is pushed into the turning sqeezer, and the juice is extracted to make molasses. Those guys bumped their heads every once in a while, when the wooden bar came around, and they didn…
Added on July 18, 2007

Making molasses * Sirup kochen

Making molasses * Sirup kochen
The cooking of sorghum molasses is hard, hot work. The boiling liquid has to be skimmed constantly, to take the green foam off the top. There are several different containers in the boiling pan, for different stages of the sirup, and fresh sugar cane juic…
Added on July 18, 2007