We went to the MN Landscape Arboretum this morning for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast featuring their maple syrup. There was a self-guided tour of the maple trees and sugarhouse. They had volunteers at the stations to explain things. I now know why maple syrup isn't cheap! We have two maple trees on our property and might attempt to tap them next spring and get a serving of syrup!
I had no idea that the sap was just like water. The only sap I know is pine tree sap. I guess that was what I was expecting.
1 gallon of sap = 1/2 cup syrup
Riding his tractor in the backyard this afternoon. The Big Cheese.
A wind-'em-down story. Which promptly wound them up...to play alligator in the big lagoon with Daddy. The big lagoon being the floor.