This is how we spent a pleasant bit of our afternoon, tapping birch trees for their sap. It's running pretty heavily and filling our pint jars up quickly. Tomorrow I'll be boiling it off, it needs to be cooked off quickly. You can drink it too. I wonder what else I could do with it? Thoughts?
When I was reading up on birch tapping I read you're supposed to use the silver birch, hmmmm are mine silver birch? I don't know, they have for the most part white-ish bark. Uhhhh if our syrup comes out bitter I'll be guessing ours were NOT silver birch. I guess we'll find out, live and learn, right?
Look at these boys, I swear they dress themselves, it hurts my heart it's so cute!
Peace and Love--