I love New Hampshire traditions ~ maple sugaring being one of them.
The tapping of trees to extract their sap.
Then boiling it down in large quantity to produce a sweet syrup.
It's a process of many steps and the final output is small in scale.
But it is one of things in life that is worth every single drop.
A search around the yard to pick out the maple trees.
Once found, a small hole is drilled
…and a spigot hammered in.
This is a family effort with each member having fun through the process.
Within moments the sap begins to flow allowing Julia to catch a few drops before her dad places the bucket on the tree.
As I look around the yard I see gray appendages - but in my mind I'm tasting their sweetness.
Tree Tapping ~~ Lip Smacking ~~ good old fashioned fun!