What a season! We tapped just over 700 trees. To tap a tree you drill a hole and insert a plastic bit that connects to food-grade plastic tubing. The sap runs from the tree down a set of tubes and empties into a 1,100-gallon tank. Every day our neighbor collects the sap from the tank and trucks it to his sugar house to boil into maple syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup.
And that explains the cost of maple syrup.
But there isn’t anything that tastes so good on pancakes! It’s also delicious in yogurt with fruit for breakfast or even a little bit in coffee instead of sugar – Yum!