Sunday, March 15, 2009

Syrup Season

We are maple sugaring on our property this year! The kids are very interested in the whole process of making maple syrup.
Living in the White Mountains means lots of maple trees and luckily we have some friends with a sugar house. They tap our trees, we enjoy the benefits of free, fresh, delicious maple syrup, and the experience of watching how it is all done.
Today we learned how to tap a tree and also that it takes 30-40 gallons of sap to make only one gallon of maple syrup!


Sam said...

You are so lucky! I've always wanted a maple tree to give us syrup. We just read this book and the kids and I are so interested in the whole process.

Shady Lady said...

Yumm...I love maple syrup!