We got our storm this past weekend. It was beautiful, and peaceful! The sky was white, the trees were white, the ground was white, and it was sooo quiet! Not a sound when we went outside.
We sat outside and took the scenery in.
The very next day things looked much different! Bright blue sky and warmth! All that beautiful snow was melting quickly!
I ran to my favorite path to capture it during the winter.
Phew! I made it. I'd been waiting all winter for the snow to hang around long enough to grab this photo. I barely made it. You could hear all of the dripping through the forest. The sun was so warm we didn't need gloves or a hat.
We took full advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to tap our sugar maples.
We got out the buckets and gave them a thorough scrubbing.
The taps too!
We grabbed our buckets, taps, drill, hammer, and lids and marched out to tap the trees.
Please look HERE for Tapping Maple Trees and HERE for Sap to Syrup!
All set. Ready for sap to start flowing! It was over 40 degrees, so we were able to see the taps work right away.
The season has begun!
Spring will be here before we know it. Backyard sugarin' really speeds the rest of the winter right up. We are so pre-occupied with boiling over the next few weekends that we don't have time to notice winter is melting away!
How about you? Got sugar maples? If yes, have you tapped them yet?
"Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice." Psalm 96:12