Maine Maple Tree Tapping for Sap

Maine Maple Tree Tapping for Sap This video was done in the spring of 2021. Scott wanted to go through the process and make our own maple syrup. So we bought a cookstove from a local guy that puts them together from a kit. Along with ten buckets, lids, spiles, and got started. This video shows the beginning process of putting in the spiles, hanging the buckets, and waiting for them to fill. We checked them every day and emptied the ones that had any sap in them. Once we had enough to boil down, usually a couple of 5-gallon buckets, we would cook it down on the cookstove. If anyone is thinking of doing this process, I say go for it! Collecting, boiling, and bottling sap was a great experience, and being outside in the fresh air makes you sleep like a baby. Thanks for watching!

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We moved to this new off grid property to get into Modern Homesteading in January of 2016. We are living in rural Maine on 12 acres & have a small farm of chickens, raised bed & in ground garden. Sharing how we live off grid and use our Kubota L2501.

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