After another long and cold winter, it’s finally warming up. And we’ve been hard at work at our new mud season tradition: making maple syrup. Last  year, our neighbors’ started a bit of a community sugar bush, and it was a learning experience. This year, we know a little bit more about what to expect and our expanding.

Tapping Weekend

We tapped 32 trees on our property about a week ago, right before the first warm up. Then, this past weekend we expanded about 125 trees on two other properties.

Drilling a hole.
Inserting the spile.
A tapped tree (with sap already running).
Putting the bucket on the tree.

Want more maple goodness? You can check out the cookie recipe too!


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