Well the maple sap flow has started! I am graduating from storing it in milk jugs
To five gallon buckets!
My four year old grandson, Dylan, was thrilled to help dump the container jugs off the trees today. He wanted to make sure we weren’t hurting the trees, and when I reassured him, he got so excited! He said it was the best day ever!
Hubby and I took a little trip antiquing Sunday. Good thing we did, because average time for the sap to flow is 6 weeks.. looks like I will be pretty tied up for awhile. It depends on the sugar content of the sap, but on average, from what I have read, about 50 gallons of sap is needed to make 1 gallon of syrup! I have 20 gallons in 2 days. It is flowing faster and faster today. Dylan and I emptied all the tree containers about 2:00 and when I got home at 5:00, I had to dump them again. I think I will get the fire started tomorrow and start the first round of evaporation.
I will show you a couple of my “lust” items I saw at the antique stores… This gorgeous yellow table and chairs. I adore the happy feeling of yellow
This fabulous old paper machete bee
This great old picture of a bear robbing a honey tree with her cubs anxiously waiting
And this over the top patio table and chairs! Which I would so repaint in some great colors!
More about antiquing later! I have to rush to check my jugs!
Herbal and Honey Hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages xx