Maple Syrup Season 2020

March 5, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Sean and I have started tapping trees in order to make our very own maple syrup. We did this for the first time last year and now we’re giving it another go! If you’re interested, click here to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our 2019 experience.

Sap begins running through the trees when it gets above freezing during the day and below freezing during the night. This is why March and April are the best times to collect here in Wisconsin. This time around, we tapped a whopping 18 trees! Last year we only did six so we’re definitely going to have our hands full!

One thing we’re doing differently this year is that we’re using bags instead of buckets to collect the sap. The blue bags and the metal bag holders can be found at Fleet Farm. So far they’re working well!

It’s fun walking out in the evening and checking on the trees. We’re excited to see how it turns out this year! Also, keep an eye out for a complete maple syrup making guide that I’ll be sharing soon! In it, you’ll find the supplies we personally use, how to choose the right tree, and our boiling process. Stay tuned!

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