Sunday, April 06, 2008

Maple Sugaring - The Beginning

It all began on Sunday February 3 - I remember because it was Superbowl Sunday. While many were enjoying the game, we were out enjoying Super Sap Sunday! After a trial run last year we decided that Maple Sugaring would be Hannah's (13) big project this year.
All those buckets were washed and the tubing was cut into sections. The only other equipment needed were the taps, Dad's electric drill, and a mallet.

It is a thrill to see that first trickle come out of the tree!

The tap is inserted into the hole and we wait for...The first drip! Now keep in mind that it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup - that's a lot of drips!

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