This year we are trying our hand at maple sugaring. We received all of the spickets, buckets and instruction from Sam's Dad and Sarah, as a very nice Christmas gift.
As you can see, these photos were taken back in February, as these are our first shots of this adventure. We have been making maple syrup ever since. Here the bucket is hanging on a spicket that has been drilled into the tree. Clear maple sap pours out in the the bucket.
Sam, drilling into one of the trees
While out back, the girls discovered some good stuff to climb on.
It takes a whole day of boiling to cook it down to the consistency of maple syrup.