Two weekends ago,
we ate this breakfast,
smothered in maple syrup.
Which inspired us to go home and...
...tap two maple trees in our yard.
Which led to the collection of almost 40 gallons of sap over the next couple of days.
So on Saturday, we lit a fire at 10am,
and fueled it until 7pm while we boiled down a mere 7 gallons of sap.
We brought what was left of the 7 gallons of sap inside.
And boiled it for another 1.5 hours.
Which made the humidity in our house reach summer levels (69%).
But look at what we harvested!
A whole quart of home brewed maple syrup.
I used the think pure maple syrup was expensive.
But now I know better.
It is a steal!
And in case you were wondering, we are going to make some more next year.
We learned a lot this first go round.