Although you cannot see it from these photos, because we do not have permission yet to show students here, we had a great turnout for our first day of the maple sugaring project here at the Middlebrook Farm School. We hung twenty six buckets in all and with the warmer days coming up this weekend and into next week we really should have some decent sap running.
Our new buckets
Tapping the sapwood demonstration
This is the old style tap. We don't use these, we use smaller 1/4" taps.
The collection resevoir
Hanging a bucket
One of twenty six
Separating buckets. Not easy in the cold.
We had some warm days last week so the sap was running and we got a sap-cicle
Mr. Meehan drilling a new tap