Back Yard Maple Syrup '06

This is our third year making maple syrup from the three trees in our yard. Here's a blog detailing this spring's adventure.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tap Those Trees

The kids and I were out this morning tapping the trees for the 2006 syrup season. It was GREAT!

Of course I had to dig everything out last night and couldn't find the tap spiles as they were rifled off somewhere in one of our cleaning frenzies last spring. Finally found them after turniong the house upside down for an hour.

...I had to buy a new drill bit for this year. Last year I used a too-small bit and of course tried to boar the hole biggeranyway I got the right tool and the taps went in without a hitch. AND they started dripping right away!

Now I have to think about getting some firewood. We're 11 days earlier than last year.

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