homesteading, maple syrup, Uncategorized

Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential

  On warm winter days, our thoughts often turn to making maple syrup.  This is the first food that we will produce for the coming year.  A major component of making maple syrup is the evaporator.  This is what we use to take the sap from 2% sugar to 66.7% sugar.  The entire process is… Continue reading Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential

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homesteading, maple syrup, Uncategorized

Spring is in the air and we are tapping

Nothing makes me happier than tapping maple trees.  It is always a sign that warmer weather is on the horizon.  It may not be for another month, but you know its coming.  The days are getting longer, and the sun feels just a little warmer.  Usually we tap trees in early February.  However, in the… Continue reading Spring is in the air and we are tapping