By Kimberley on Aug 23, 2005
This morning, we ran into a sticky situation...   We are running low on New Hampshire Maple Syrup!   Getting another half gallon before we run out is critical...
Back in April, we visited a local maple syrup house.   We got a full tour and explanation of how maple tree sap is collected and boiled down to syrup.   It was a fascinating tour which left us believing we, too, could probably make a pint or two of our own maple syrup next winter.
The timing of sapping successfully is critical and requires a close watch on the day and evening temperatures.   Or, we simply watch what our neighbours are doing...   There's a lot of sap collection done around these here parts come February and March.   In fact, many sugar maples on our farm have been tapped at some point over the past 200 years.
Running out of maple syrup is not a good thing.   Did you know it is a source of vitamins, minerals, and important amino acids?   Who needs vitamin pills when you can soak your bacon and blueberry pancakes in this year's local maple syrup?