Break out the buckets

Go find the taps

Pull on your Wellies

It’s time to tap sap!

Freezing at night-time

And warm in the day

Drill a hole in the tree

And you’re well on your way

To water that’s flowing

Though snow’s in the air

Soon in the shack

You’ll be boiling with care

You’ll sit in the shanty

While big kettles roil

With family and friends

So it wont feel like toil

You’ll laugh and tell jokes

And play some guitar

And talk of the sweetness 

You’ll put in a jar


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  I would consider our foray into the world of sugaring at our new house on Three Bear’s Ridge to be a rousing success. We jarred about 4 gallons of delicious syrup, and had a great time doing it. If the weather holds, we may even be able to get a few more days in the shanty.



2 thoughts on “SAP DAYS

  1. Kathy!! Twobit. I tapped trees in the Trumbull Pequonnock Valley the past 3 years, along with a maple in my backyard, not this one though, alas. 4 gallons!! Sweet bejesus!! So you collected 160 gallons of sap? Sweet looking sugaring rig. Beats a turkey fryer and giant bowl, which was one of mine…. Sugaring is really the best form of slow cooking. Would love to sample your brew one day.

    Great poem too, deserves to be song.

    • Hey Twobit! Glad you were able to get some sugaring in the last few years. Too bad about this year. This is our first time. We tapped 10 trees. Some of them gave us 2 gallons a day, so we did get about 160 gallons of water. I just came back up to the house and we have another 30 gallons. Sap days!
      Thanks for the compliment on the poem. I did actually write a song about sapping. It’s pretty funny. Maybe I’ll post it one day. Lol
      Thanks for checking out my post!

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