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Tapping your trees and making your own Maple syrup in the Northeast

When I was a little girl, I used to love reading the Little House on the Prairie books.  One of my favorite things to read about was in Little House in the Big Woods, when Pa and the uncles would … Continue reading

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First maple syrup of 2012 finished

I just finished our first batch of the season.  Incidentally, this is pretty early for the sap to be running – if it doesn’t stay too warm for too long, we have the potential for a very productive season.  If … Continue reading

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Tapping the maple tree, Part 1 – Video

Keith talks about the basic tools and supplies needed to tap your own maple trees. Make sure you watch our next video in the Tapping the Maple Tree Series- here.

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Tapping the maple tree, Part 2 – Video

Keith demonstrates tapping a maple tree in his back yard.

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(almost) free maple syrup, part III

I finished off another batch of syrup a few evenings ago, and one more is just about finished as we speak.  Altogether, we’re up to just about a gallon of syrup so far for the season, and the sap’s still … Continue reading

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(almost) Free Maple Syrup, part II

Here’s a brief description of how I make syrup in my back yard.  It’s not intended to be a ‘how-to’ manual; I’ve left out some important details for the sake of not boring you – at any rate, please don’t … Continue reading

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(almost) Free Maple Syrup, Part I

Free Maple Syrup, part I About this time each year, late in the winter, the weather takes an important turn that you might not really notice:  While the night-time temperatures remain below freezing, daytime temps creep to above freezing.  It … Continue reading

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