A couple of years ago, my parents decided to tap their sugar maples. The first year was a bit of a fiasco... but in the succeeding years they have refined the process. Every spring they produce a small batch of the most delicious maple syrup. They even brought us a bottle when they came to visit us in Australia!
The kids have always wanted to see how the magic happens, so we drove down to watch the trees get tapped:
Nik helped carry the bucket:
Shadow provided amusement:
The sap was particularly sweet this year. Sweet enough to drink!
(Yes, I know... I am a month behind in posting... I'll try to catch up in the next week)