Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Maple Syrup

We only have enough supplies to tap one mature maple tree on our property. The tree is large enough to handle two drip pails and the sap has been running for just over one week. Each night I've been boiling down the sap and storing away the maple syrup for later. Home made maple syrup tastes absolutely incredible - it is so smooth and creamy!

We planted 5 sugar maple saplings about 3 or 4 years ago but only 3 survived the first winter. They are still very small and won't be able to supply sap for many many years but when they're ready we will be too!

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