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Tapping trees...

Hopefully next week we will be tapping trees. Of course it is weather permitting, but the first of March is the time. Anyone familiar with this site knows that we do it "old fashioned"....with buckets and we boil down in pans. This year,tho',I hope to be able to email Kevin some photos to post(with hubby's help). Lord willing and the creek don't rise(LOL!), I should have some tapping photos to share soon,and after that some gathering sap and boiling sap photos to share. I can also try to show some finished product...if we have snow on a finishing day,I'll show maple syrup-on -snow candy. The little ones just love that! See you soon!!!Wink

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Hey, we want to see some photos of you too, Barb! Laughing

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We are winding down after a long day in the woods. Hubby got alot of photos,which he is now sorting(or whatever he does). And,unfortunatley for me ,he has already picked one of me to share(carharrts and allTongue out). I think tomorrow evening,after work he will be ready to post some. All in all, it was a great,although tiring day.

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That would be cool Barb- Of course this year, February is like early May here and like Antartica where you are! All bets are off!  

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barb, you are a woman after my own heart. we were raised in the 'burbs' and we did not get to see anything like that as a child. i can just see you with your buckets and taps for the trees/with the fires going. i can also see you in your long heavy winter garb and boots to match....send me some syrup when you are all done....lol

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Hey! We are tapping on the 28th,as my oldest son is able to help then. We will(with Kevin's OK) post some photos.(SCARY!!!). And,it is not an impossibility to send syrup. We can discuss that later!! Been doin' this forever..and I still love it. I guess it gets in your blood or something..as my 82 yr. old Dad says,we got the fever.(The winter garb ain't so attractive..carhartt coat and bibs,and big ol' boots.."tools of the trade"...makes me look fatter than I actually am).