Our maple syrup adventure is finally winding down. The sap reluctantly started to run last weekend after the night-time temperatures started dipping below freezing. By all accounts, this year has not been a great sap run because of the warm temperatures. We decided to tap more trees along the river once the flood waters receded to increase our quantity of sap. It was time to start collecting sap last weekend and everyone wanted to get involved.
We have a large water tank that we put on our ATV in the summer to water trees. The tank functioned well as a collection and holding tank for the sap. Below the boys are emptying sap into the tank.