Saturday, March 7, 2015


My family and I spent the day at Camp Lutherlyn learning how to tap sugar maple trees. I had a great time, but my family was a little bothered by the weather...





                          Tomorrow I'll be scouting the woods around my house for maple trees.

                                                        Keep warm and stop back soon!

5 comments:

  1. Do they have to be Sugar Maples or can you use any maple tree?

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    1. Red, black and silver maple trees can be tapped for sap. The thing is, the sap only "runs" in the north east. The process is weather dependent. It takes swings in temps, freeze/thaw conditions to make the sap flow.

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  2. This must have been so much fun. Were you amazed at how much it takes to make syrup! xox

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    1. It does take a lot of sap to make syrup. Think it the ratio is 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.

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  3. These are such clear pretty photos! It's kinda like being there, but without the cold noses.

    I'm hoping I will learn to tap maple some time! Sounds really yummy.

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