|My boys tapping trees four years ago--they were so little then|
Our first finished pint of syrup from four years ago
My goal this year is about two quarts of syrup, and once I hit that goal, I am stopping (you all have my permission to take my
As you know (if you've read my sappy posts), in order for the sap to flow, the temperature needs to be above freezing during the day and below freezing at night (I've noticed that it doesn't actually have to get below freezing at night, but below-freezing-at-night definitely helps prolong the sap run).
|A mid-January forecast|
And so last Saturday, the boys, along with a guest, and I headed out to tap four trees.
And we got something! A week later (aka two days ago), I had cooked about 3.75 gallons of sap down to about 1.5 cups of almost-syrup.
I'll keep you posted.