When it comes to Maple sugaring, aka making REAL Maple Syrup, most folks think of Vermont. And while Vermont is responsible for over 40% of syrup production in the United States, many other Northern states get in on Maple sugaring. From backyard hobbyist to large scale producers, Maple sugaring is
Every morning around here starts out pretty much the same. The oldest country kid is up before me, because he sleeps like 3 hours a night. He is sitting on his rear, watching cartoons, oblivious to the fact that Heidi the homestead hound is pacing through the house like an
As you may or may not know, we have been tapping our maple trees for a few years now. It is a wonderful outdoor activity that the whole family can be part of. Not to mention, you end up with some super yummy syrup! Over the years, we have improvised
So you decided to tap some trees and you have collect some sap in order to make your own maple syrup. (Learn how to do that here) CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Making your own maple syrup is a great family project and the rewards are oh so sweet. But now you have all
We have been watching the extended forecast around here with great interest. We need freezing nights and day time temps around 40 degrees to get the sap flowing. Well the time is almost here!!! Next week looks like we will be seeing a warming trend so it is time to
People looked at us kind of funny the first year we tapped the maple trees in our yard. We did look a little odd with soda bottles and milk jugs stuck on our trees, but why buy equipment when you can make it yourself at a fraction of the cost!?!?!
There is NOTHING in this world like homemade maple syrup on your pancakes. There is a reason REAL maple syrup cost so much! It takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of syrup. But how do you go from tree to table? Well I will explain it to
Yes you read that right. I hope it freezes this winter. I hope the ground becomes rock hard. Why? Well because last winter the weather was all weird and the ground just did not freeze right. So what if the ground doesn’t freeze you say…. Well it really messes up