Friday, March 13, 2015

Tap that Tree

Since we live on a farm, it seems fitting that we tap some maple trees.  People make syrup from that delicious maple sap!  It's surprisingly easy to tap the tree.

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.

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