When Dianna told me she tapped her own syrup I almost knelt down and bowed to her urban homesteading greatness right there and then. When Dianna sent in her post on syruping hows to’s I knew I needed to watch it in action. I was lucky enough to catch Michael tapping the last two buckets for their 2011 syruping. I’m not going to lie, a part of me is tempted to run to the local Agway and buy a set of buckets & spiles and tap around the townhome community that we call home… I wonder if Dianna & Michael would let me bring some additional sap to the boil. -Christina
Mother Gaia and more buckets!
We in Upstate NY have 4+ foot snowbanks, so hence the “climbing shot”
Michael is drilling the holes close to the bottom part of exposed tree to compensate for snow melt.
Hammering in the spiles (taps)
Part Two “The Boil” Coming in March…