My man is making maple syrup. I have to admit, I was against this, wanting to wait until next year when Lily would be a little older and a bit more self sufficient. But being hard headed, he didn't listen.
It actually hasn't been as difficult as I remember from making maple syrup when I was a kid. Maybe that is because when I was little, we had to hike quite a ways to get to the trees we tapped and we had to haul the big buckets of sap over a fence. Corey tapped the ones right here in the yard so he hardly has to haul it at all. He has been boiling down the sap in record time. Tonight's batch took only about 4 hours total, 3 hours on the fire and 1 hour on the stove to finish it off. My computer is on the fritz but Corey took these cell phone shots of the boiling process and the finished product.