After 16 hours of boiling on Sunday, I was able to bring the turkey fryer pot into my house on Wednesday and continue boiling on the stove. There was still quite a bit to boil off, so luckily my house was super dry and could really use the steam from the make-shift humidifier. I boiled … Continue reading Finishing The Syrup
After the freak storm last night, everything froze! Check out the sap that froze mid-drip from one of my taps.
Today was my first full day of boiling sap. It is now the end of the day, and I'm not even close to having a manageable amount of sap. I stared boiling around 8:00 AM this morning. It took about 2 hours for the sap to even start boiling. I used a large turkey fryer … Continue reading From Sap To Syrup
The first day of collecting sap was super successful. In the picture above you might notice that there is a ton of sap that dripped out onto the tree. I had so much sap coming out of the taps the first day that it completely overflowed from my little gallon jugs. I got 5 gallons … Continue reading Maple Sugarin’ – The First Few Days
The months have been speeding by with so many things going on in our lives. Sunday I came to the sudden realization that I am very behind on my plans to tap maple trees! I only realized it because when I was checking my Facebook feed, several people had posted about setting up taps. Nose … Continue reading Let’s Try This Sugarin’ Thing