{FSC Time Machine} Tap Your Own Maple Syrup

four buckets

Over the course of a few winters, Dianna has compiled a detailed series of posts on tapping maple syrup in your urban & suburban surroundings. The time is now to read up on the techniques, supply list and process so that you can begin tapping in another couple of weeks as spring is right around the corner!
-Christina 

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Dianna’s first post was an overview of the whole entire process with an emphasis on equipment needed. A great starter piece to read!
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Bucket TimeNext post is a photo diary, by your truly, with a step by step tutorial on how to hang the baskets.
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Spring Street Sugar Yard 2011

Next post is all about ‘the boil’. Dianna explains the entire process from basket to jar.
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The boil gang
I did another photo diary of one of three boils in 2011.
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building the side walls two blocks high

Last post of the series,  is a tutorial: making a temporary fireplace for that ‘big boil’.
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Categories: DIY, FSC Time Machine, Homesteading, How To

Author:Christina

Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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