You know what’s sweet?
You know what’s really sweet?
When the maple syrup comes from your own back yard!
And, you know what’s EVEN sweeter?
When the maple sap starts to run earlier in the season than usual, and you manage to figure that out before it’s too late! 😀
You see, typically, the sap starts to run in mid-March. And it’s those days when the temps are above 5C in today and well below freezing at night that triggers the sap to glow up the tree. But we all know, (of us, everywhere!) that weather patterns are bonkers, do we must remain vigilant and observant.
In early February, I noticed the maple buds starting to swell and took a chance. Taps in trees – buckets under taps – sap boiled down (40 litres of sap = 1 litre of syrup). And, voila!!
Our own Maple Syrup! SWEET!!!