Wednesday, March 10, 2010

maple syrup time

Most of the pictures here are suppose to be pretty. This one is suppose to be interesting. Last fall a young Amish man came and asked if he could tap the trees in the woods for sap to make maple syrup. He had to mark the trees while the leaves were still on to tell which were maples. See the yellow strip on the tree near the bottom.

This spring he came back and began to harvest sap. The plastic bucket, tube etc are all the means to that end. He was here on Saturday and he had 25 gallons of sap. He said that was about enough for a half gallon of maple syrup.

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