Artful Living

love sap

artwork by Mary Reilly, graphite
“Graffiti Tree”
Call me a sap, I fall for trees that have been marked with love, well not so much the marking but the hole that has the tap for the maple sap to drip. It is Maple Sugaring time in the Northeast.

It’s maple madness time in the Catskills and Frost Valley YMCA is offering a guided hike to the sap house.

The first step in making maple syrup begins with the collection of the sap.

The traditional method for collecting this sweet sap involves cutting a small hole in the tree then collecting the sap with a bucket.

The process of making maple syrup with a bucket still occurs today. However it has been largely replaced by a more efficient collection system.

Do you love maple syrup as much as I do?