Wow, it's been a month since we tapped the trees. The weather kept changing on us, when we thought the temps were going to be just right, it would change, and it kept doing that for a whole month here.
Compared to the previous years it's getting late it seems to be tapping trees. The buckets are full of sap and frozen sap. We're going to boil it any way and see what we get. I'm sure it's going to be a very dark syrup and that's okay with me because I will use it for baking. We not only use the traditional sap buckets to gather the sap, we also found that these buckets from DQ work just as great. Our daughters mother-in-law works at a DQ and would save these buckets for us. There's Mr's deer stand, it could use a bit of TLC.
The snow is making it very difficult to drive into the sugar bush, the path is getting very icy to drive on. We need to get some chains for the tractor tires and that should help.
Sadie is loving it now that we are outside again. It's been a long winter so far and all three of us are happy to be working outside, despite the snow that is still on the ground.
Well, we'll see what kind of syrup we get tomorrow, dark or light it's going to be very yummy.