Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's time for maple syrup

We are tapping maple trees and right now, boiling down the watery sap for maple syrup in the Blake kitchen.
The process is pretty straightforward, but you need a little bit of equipment and clean buckets or milk jugs to collect the sap. So if you drive by trees that have jugs hanging on them, you can bet they're being tapped for sap. 
The next step is to strain the sap with mesh strainer and then boil it down to syrup. It takes a lot of sap to make a little syrup, but it's delicious. Here's a link with step by step instructions, maple syrup.

There are maple syrup events happening in Oakland County this weekend and next weekend.
For Indian Springs Metro Park in White Lake, call 248-625-7280 to register. It's $5 per person plus park admission (if you don't have a pass) to attend. Huron-Clinton Metroparks

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