Mapling, or sugaring, is the process of collecting and boiling down the sap from maple trees in order to make syrup. It’s an ancient practice and one of the few sugar sources native to the northern hemisphere.
This is part two in Dianna's DIY Maple Syrup Series. In this post, Christina tagged along w/ Dianna's husband while he tapped a few trees in their Downtown Saratoga neighborhood. There are many techniques shown w/ a simple drill, spile & sap bucket!
Dianna and her family make their own maple syrup from trees around their urban neighborhood in Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. This is the first of a three part series. Second post, is a photo diary of tapping technique. Final is the boil & bottling.