This is just a freebie. I have a “real” post coming up later but I thought I’d share with you something I discovered serendipitously this morning.
It’s a beautiful day so I was outside doing a bit of gardening work. The maples are devoid of leaves so I thought I’d take the opportunity to prune a few unruly branches on the red maple.
Lo and behold! Before I finished, I noticed drippings and oozings. The sap was running! Now, you can tap any maple tree but you really need a sugar maple to be able to get premium maple syrup. The trees should also be at least four inches in diameter before you tap them. So, if you have a little stand of maples and a hankering for maple syrup–get out there and tap away!
Lehman’s has all the supplies you’ll ever need for tapping!