lusting for maple

the gradient of dark, late season syrup all the way back to the lightest from the very beginning.

the gradient of dark, late season syrup all the way back to the lightest from the very beginning.

is it too early to think about tapping trees? this past year the maple season was by far the most decadent of my life. we had oodles of sap-- gallons and gallons every day, from just three mama maples. we boiled a lot of the sap down into syrup in the kitchen (with drips of sticky syrup running down the walls) but we also drank TONS of it straight, as sap. we used it to make coffee and tea instead of water, and it creates the richest, sweetest, most perfect tasting morning beverage of your life. i would go to bed at night dreaming of my maple coffee in the morning.

always keeping track of our days. we were getting way better than 40:1 sap to syrup ratios.

always keeping track of our days. we were getting way better than 40:1 sap to syrup ratios.

the spot we just moved to has a few old power maples, but some are beginning to get sick. we are identifying the new baby maples we want to support in becoming the next generation of maple mamas.

hope you have a sweet sweet weekend!