It's tapping season in Michigan! The days have slowly been getting warmer and everyone around these parts are heading out to the woods to tap their trees! David, Aaron, Esther and the children went out yesterday and put out about 130 taps in the woods behind our house. We will be putting out a few more taps around the house tomorrow, and then hopefully start boiling down tomorrow or Sunday. It's a lot of work making maple syrup but we are all looking forward to that yummy goodness poured over top of some fresh off the griddle pancakes! :)
The woods behind the house are dotted with 5 gallon buckets!
In preparation for boiling down the sap, the Guys have been hard at work getting the new porch built off the back of the Store. This summer it will be used for picnics and parties, but in the meantime, we are planning on using it as a temporary syrup shack. With everything else we've had going on, it's been taking a lot longer than we had hoped, but it's getting there. It's going to look amazing when they get it done!
Dave and Aaron working on getting the Roof put on......so thankful for a brother who is able to put in some hours!
Hopefully in the next day or two we'll be able to have a roof on the porch, the stoves set up and be boiling down sap!! In another week or so we should have fresh Michigan Maple Syrup to sell in the store! :)
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