Tapping Trees

For years now, Gage has wanted to try tapping trees in late winter.  This year, just to experiment, he tapped a handful of trees – one walnut and a few sycamores, just to see.

Amazingly, the walnut tree produced gallons and gallons of sap!  Little known-fact … it takes gallons and gallons of sap to make a tiny bit of syrup.2013-03-09_07-49-41_332Okay, so it made a little more than that, but this is all we have left!  About 4 gallons of sap = about a half-pint of syrup.  But man is it GOOD!  I’m sure we will be tapping all the walnuts we can find next winter!