My husband and I dream of one day owning a small farm where we can produce our own food. For now we must bloom where we are planted. That is right here in the middle of town. We are unable to keep any kind of farm animal. We cannot even keep bees. So what we have started doing is learning how to do various homesteading tasks on a smaller scale. Today we went out to our trees and learned how to tap trees. Now normally you should tap your trees very early spring around Mid-February. So this year is going to be a learning experience for us all.
Harvest Supply. I am already sold on this company...they included a handwritten note thanking us for the purchase. I love that!! We purchased 5 gallon buckets with a lid at our local hardware. We drilled a small hole in the lid to protect the sap from bugs and wildlife. Also, we needed a drill with the 3/16 bit and a hammer. I was thrilled I got to use my pink hammer from my new tool set.
NYS Maple Syrup website.
"The trees of the LORD are full of sap, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted, where the birds make their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees." Psalm 104:16-17
I am joining in on the Homestead Barn Hop.