Monday, March 08, 2010

We've got our own Maple Hut going!!!

Marc got a whole bunch of spouts for collecting Maple water and yesterday he drilled holes in our trees and in the trees on our neighbours' side of our common driveway, and we hung buckets and anything else we could get our hands on.

Dominic really enjoys this kind of hands on experience and he has been going out religiously to collect the water from the trees. Of the kids, he is the most excited about this project.
Here are some of the buckets hanging on our trees, and on the neighbours' trees.
So far we have filled this pot up twice to the brim and still don't have enough for a decent amount of maple syrup. To get Maple syrup, you have to boil it down to 1/40th of the original amount of water, so we need a LOT of water!
The water, however, is starting to taste quite good!