We decided to tap just one tree since we didn't want the project to get unruly right out of the gate. Now we think we may need at least two trees.
Tractor Supply had the buckets and taps. We figured it out and poured our first sap through cheesecloth into a food grade bucket. It's sitting outside in the cool weather waiting to be processed into syrup.
Let's hope this work! More word when we get somewhere. More photos as we make our first attempt. This should be fun.