Maple Syrup Time

It’s always good to learn new things to keep your brain sharp.
This year I thought it might be fun to learn how to make maple syrup. Now that we have this week of fabulous weather, I figured it was time for Darby the German Shepherd and I to head back to the bush and get started on tapping some maple trees.
It was a lot of fun, and it was so quiet and peaceful in the bush. I can see now why a lot of people enjoy doing this as a hobby.
The afternoon was made even nicer when a few of our honeybees came over to see what I was doing.
Tomorrow morning I will head to the bush again to see how full the buckets are. As you can (hopefully) see from the close-up photo, the sap started flowing quickly out of that particular tree as soon as I tapped it and put in the spile.
I will keep everyone posted on how my maple syrup project goes along.
Lisa, the dogs, and the Bees 🙂

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