Collecting Maple Sap at Barnyard Farm

With the coming of spring (yeah, right) I began tapping trees at Barnyard Farm. Barnyard Farm is my personal residence on the southern end of Garrett County. As a member of the Blue Moon Rising team I make my land available for small projects like this that the BMR site can not support due in this case to a lack of sugar maple trees. This will be the first time I have tried to make maple syrup so we will see how it goes. Three trees were tapped on Tuesday evening with the intention of tapping possibly three or four more. I didn’t want to start too large because this is a learning experience and if things go south I wanted to minimize waste and detriment to the trees.

 

The sap collected will be brought to the Blue Moon Rising site to be boiled into syrup. We will keep you posted as we hope to have a

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