In 2008 my husband and I decided to try our hand at farming. We had no previous experience at what we were doing except for raising a few laying hens. After all the media hype with E-coli and other strange things in our food we just had a strong desire to know where our food was coming from. We both have full time jobs and a 14 year old son. We have jumped into this with both feet and we are learning as we go. We are interested to hear other people's comments.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
And life goes on...
Yes I know the world is falling apart at the moment...
Yes I do believe that it will get better...
Yes I realize that it's terrible and horrible...
No I'm not going to talk about it on my blog...
I hope to make this a happy place...
I actually didn't turn on the news tonight.
A first for me.
This year we decided to try our hand at tapping the trees again.
We've had great success and every time we
decide that we're taking the taps out we get
there and there's full buckets of sap!
It's amazing how it just looks like water
I'm not sure how much syrup we've done so far but
obviously after our trip to the woods today
it's not done.
So far I think we've made around 30 litres.
That's a lot of sap!
In case you're wondering the ratio is
one drop at a time.
Dave also made himself a sap boiler out of an old furnace.
A lot more financially feasible than
the propane we were using last year.
We also had a sap pan made out of
stainless steel which wasn't cheap.
But we've almost paid for it with the syrup we have sold so far.