tapping maples

We’re hoping to make some maple syrup this year for the first time and tapped the first 5 trees today since it was above freezing. We could have done more, but my lack of bucket washing motivation is the gate. One of the trees started dripping right away.

tapped sap_collector

The sap only flows during a 4-6 week period, usually mid to late February through March, when temperatures cycle above freezing during the day and below freezing at night. We should get a few days this week and then might have to wait a bit longer before it warms up again. There are thoughts on tapping too soon or too late, but it’s hard to predict what the weather will be like and this is our rookie season, so we’ll see what happens…


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