The days are getting warmer, but the nights are still freezing.

All flocks gathered at the 4-H acres during Thursday homeschool to start tapping our local maple trees. The oldest flock, the Crows, got a refresher on identifying sugar and red maple trees. They then passed their knowledge onto the two younger flocks. After hard work searching for the perfect maple trees to tap, thanks and gratitude were given to each tree. Then began the process of drilling, tapping in the spile, and hanging the buckets.  Soon, will begin the process of boiling and filtering the collected sap. A variety of both red and sugar maples were tapped this season; and everyone is now anxiously awaiting the sweet, fresh maple syrup. 


Searching for the perfect maple tree

Giving gratitude
Drilling a sugar maple
Tapping in the spile