Tapping maple syrup in our backyard

Yay! The sap has started to run in our maple trees.

Temperatures have been fluctuating, but mostly we’ve been experiencing positive temperatures in the day and negative temperatures at night.  So we have started to tap our maple trees in hopes of making a bit of heavenly maple syrup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell, we’re pretty excited to make our own maple syrup. Take a look at some pictures of preparing the trees.

Drilling a hole in our maple tree

Drilling on an angle to make the tap

Clean the area to ensure no contaminants

Inserting the tap

We now are collecting sap!

Here’s a very cool link to learn more about collecting sap to make Maple Syrup from your backyard maple trees: Backyard Maple Syrup

Happy Tapping,

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