Every spring, summer and fall Aline laments the amount of shade we have and how poorly it affects the garden harvest. Well this year we’ve decided to embrace the trees and suck some of their life force out of them …. we are making maple syrup.
Aline’s dad came over on the weekend with some unused buckets, lids and spigots and we’ve tapped 10 trees. The upcoming week is supposed to be above zero so we’ll know soon enough how our backyard operation will fare.