Saturday, March 27, 2010

organic maple syrup... anyone?

It snowed again the other day. As in... really snowing. The only consolation I got is the fact that I know it isn't winter anymore. Or is it? Anyway, that is what springtime in Maine is all about... having snow showers every now and then... dipping temperature... and flood watch.

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On the other hand, this is what I think the maple trees need to be able to produce lots of sap for maple syrup. And speaking of Maple Syrup... one of the best products from Maine... Hubby is tapping sap in our backyard for our breakfast pancakes and waffle.

[improvised or recycled sap bucket by: Mikey]
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We have some potential trees that Hubby taps. His technique may not be the standard by technically... I think it is very ingenious and earth-friendly. He uses or recycles those juice and milk plastic gallons instead of buying the "real" sap bucket that most farmers use to catch the sap. And I think it's very smart of him to do such thing beside the fact that it is indeed organic... hypothetically speaking.

[standard sap bucket used by: Maine Farmers]
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Well, it may take a lot of sap to make a bottle of maple syrup. It will take a lot of Hubby's patience to check and collect those improvised sap bottles. And it will surely take a lot of sweetness to make Hubby do all these things... so I can have a wonderful pancake for breakfast. wink*

1 comment:

"BUTTERY"fly said...

Oh this really amazed me! Something I've never seen and even heard of before. Thank you for sharing this.
There couldn't be better than organic..

XO
Butteryfly