This is how modern day maple sap gathering is done. Plastic containers and rubber hoses. The time to tap the maple trees is when the nights freeze and the days are above freezing. I think it takes 40 gallons of this sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.
Now you know how precious the stuff is. I will later show you how our family cooks it down into the syrup over a wood fire round the clock.
Yes Virginia, there is a Spring! And I think its coming! patsy