Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sugaring



About a month ago I got a bee in my bonnet that we needed to tap our 21 maple trees (they are all in a row as if someone planted for nursery stock and never moved/sold them).  So I bought a book, really rather more of a pamphlet, some buckets and spigots and we got to tapping!



The only problem?  I was really, really not prepared for the amount of sap that we would get.  It turns out that our trees are wonderful producers and our two stock pots that I thought would be sufficient for evaporating down the sap, weren't.  


On day three, we finally got to a system that was much more productive but still required constant maintenance.


Turns out that having the proper equipment really is important.  Next year, we will be prepared with sugaring pans and tools because we are hooked.  How could you not be when you get these beauties from your own backyard?


We had a sugaring celebration where we had these darling dutch pancakes for dinner.  Of course, we drizzled our very own syrup on top of them!



1 comment:

  1. You are amazing. My high school in NH had a forestry program and tapped all the trees on campus. Once you have real maple syrup, you can never again use store bought stuff. Enjoy.

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