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Finishing up the Sugaring Season

March 29th, 2018

It’s finally getting reliably warm here in Maine, it looks like spring is actually on the way. With the nights not dipping below freezing consistently, the maple sap is slowing and some of the trees have already stopped.

That means I can finally finish up the sugaring, scrub up all the pots and collections jars, and hang up my sugaring apron for the year. Our total syrup for the year was a little over 3 gallons. Not bad considering I only put in a few taps. It was LONG season, I tapped the trees on Valentine’s day. We’ve already been enjoying the syrup on pancakes and in our tea.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy real maple syrup?

One Comment to “Finishing up the Sugaring Season”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Susy,, I don’t really have real maple syrup unless I buy it in the store. I don’t think we have the sugar maple trees here in Nebraska. I’ve discovered that any kind of tree sap will work for making syrup but sugar maple is the best. I would put real maple syrup on Belgian waffles. Those are my favorite.

    The temperatures here in Nebraska are creeping up warmer but still at night it’s in the 20s. The soil temperature is still 40 degrees and not really warming up. I don’t think I’m going to plant potatoes on Good Friday this year. I will wait for the soil to warm up a little bit more.

    Have a great seed starting day.

    Nebraska Dave

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