Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's tapping time...

One of my favorite rites of spring is maple tapping time! I went with Chloe on her school field trip today to tap maple trees and learn about how maple syrup is made. The sap had really been running! Then it was boiled down in this giant cauldron. It really is a lost art.
The kids got to taste a bit of sweet mapley goodness and we even saw a rooster on our morning at the farm!
Horray for spring!

12 comments:

Katsui Jewelry said...

How magic! I have never seen that in my life...can you believe it? Just read about it in Little Town on the Prairie! I think I live on a different planet some days!

Suz

Diva Kreszl said...

yummy...hooray for spring indeed!!!

Contessa Kris said...

I would love to have the kids see this process. I've never seen it myself. How cool for you all!

Jocelyn said...

Looks like a great time!!! Love the pics!!

Little Dickens Designs said...

Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup? We have lots of sugar houses here. I love it!

Knicky Knacks said...

Right, I've just learnt something! I had no idea that's how maple syrup is made. The mind boggles.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun field trip! I love real maple syrup!

Lynn Richards said...

Kari-How fun to see such an art form!!! I have always read about it in different books, but never actually seen the sap running. Thanks for sharing!
Lynn

Jennifer said...

That is a great photo of the rooster... where did you go for the maple syrup demo? I am so ready for Spring!

print brochures said...

I always wondered about this process. My hubby and I would always wonder about it when we pancakes.

Jan said...

Beautiful blog and projects :)

Yvette said...

Nothing beats REAL maple syrup! So much better than that fake stuff! My hubby and I even used vintage maple buckets for our floral containers/centerpieces at our wedding. I wish we had maple trees here in California!