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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  05:09:54 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We made maple syrup for the first time ever this year!! We got a half gallon!!


Finishing it off....


Finished...



More pictures on my blog! We will definitely continue this each year. We only use pure maple syrup, no corn syrup processed mixtures like Mrs. Butter...etc...

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

3982 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
3982 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  07:06:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Alicia! It looks delicious enjoy. My Windy Pines cousin, Michele, has been tapping trees for years. Her northwest WI syrup is delicious.

Dawn in IL
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  07:16:26 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We only put out 8 taps. Turns out it was a lot to keep up with! lol! I have another batch to make today. I think that will be the last one.

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7005 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7005 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  08:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That... is... AWESOME!!! Alicia! I'm so excited for you! Kudos! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1346 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1346 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  08:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alicia, Firefox can't find your web blog. What am I doing wrong?

Betty in Pasco
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  09:10:22 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did you try just clicking on the link in my siggy?? 'Cause I have no clue...

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  09:11:53 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Figured it out!! Give me 2 min!


Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  09:13:02 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Should work now... How irritating... :(

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
http://themostlycrunchyfarmgirl.wordpress.com

www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Edited by - DandeeRose on Mar 14 2014 09:13:46 AM
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  09:15:57 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Nini!! It is a bit time consuming. And it was trial and error. The first quart we made by combination of cooking on our woodstove in the basement and stovetop. Whereas, the second, was almost all outside, except finishing it off. It was MUCH quicker outside.


Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
http://themostlycrunchyfarmgirl.wordpress.com

www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1346 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1346 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  09:50:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alicia, it worked. Good sleuthing. Love the photograph at the top of your blog. I collect pictures of old barns and new. Some are so falling down, but the work still shows and the love that was put into creating the building.

I clicked on your blog link.

Betty in Pasco

Edited by - Betty J. on Mar 14 2014 4:16:50 PM
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2014 :  3:37:01 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did you try just clicking on the link in my siggy?? 'Cause I have no clue...

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2014 :  2:55:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We're trying sugaring for the first time ourselves. We have 20 taps set, but the sap isn't running good yet. My husband got a propane burner that you would use for a clam or lobster feed. We're going to do ours outside. Can't wait! you can get sugaring supplies off craigs list and ebay.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2014 :  1:08:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We sugared off some sap yesterday. Got a pint and a half

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

660 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
660 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2014 :  4:22:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that is awesomeness, thanks for sharing.

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2014 :  4:47:06 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Love all the Sugaring going on!!! :)

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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lovingewe
True Blue Farmgirl

212 Posts

marlyn-neleh
norwood Ontario
Canada
212 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2014 :  7:26:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you Alicia. We have about 100 trees tapped here, but we are still too cold for the sap to run. I strongly suggest NOT to cook your sap down inside. It will leave a heavy sticky residue on your ceiling as it evaporates.WE do the kettle method on a outdoor fire, but BBQ's work as well. Needless to say we not only do our own sap but sell at farmers market as well.

Right now the snow is still knee deep here and at night is about 6F outside and during the day 15F, still a little too cold. Soon thought. Encouraging to see your production.

www.cherishedelegance.blogspot.ca
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2014 :  3:41:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The weather for sugaring isn't as it should be. Way too cold when it was supposed to be warmer. we're still getting sap and freezing it to get the water out and condense the sugar to make boiling quicker. We've been getting about a pint to a pint and a half each time we boil off. it's quite interesting.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2014 :  5:40:43 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is awesome Lorena!

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
http://themostlycrunchyfarmgirl.wordpress.com

www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2014 :  7:58:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you Alicia (and Lorena!!!)

I just love Maple Syrup and sugaring is something I would love to try. I don't think it will work with Aspens though ;)

Farmgirl Sister #5392

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~Sharon

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2014 :  8:15:31 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow Marlyn!! That is a lot!!

That would be an interesting experiment Sharon!

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2014 :  05:23:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sugared off again on Tuesday. Got 6 pints.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2014 :  08:12:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last year we had 200 taps out, but this year the snow and ice in the woods were so bad we couldn't even get in there to tap. It has been a bad year for sap anyway - way too cold, and then got too warm. Last year we made 28 gallons.

Maybe next year!

Hugs,
Luanne

beekeepersgirl #691

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2014 :  08:17:50 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow!!! 28 gallons!!!

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
http://themostlycrunchyfarmgirl.wordpress.com

www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
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star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2014 :  12:51:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting this - I'll be keeping on eye on this post and refer back when it comes sugaring time. Glad I found it! I'm certainly going to learn this skill this upcoming season.

EstleSchippFarm.blogspot.com

If you can't feed one hundred people, then just feed one. -Mother Teresa

Star - farmgirl sister #1927

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1491 Posts

Alicia
IN
1491 Posts

Posted - May 13 2015 :  7:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We had a weird season this year; freeze, thaw (tap), freeze, then a fast warm up. The trees budded and it was done! We only made 2 gallons this year.

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
http://themostlycrunchyfarmgirl.wordpress.com

www.simplyaroma.com/aliciawinkler 100% certified therapeutic grade essential oils
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2340 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2340 Posts

Posted - May 13 2015 :  11:05:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You girls are lucky to have trees to tap. Real maple syrup is special. I grew up using it. It's especially good on winter squash.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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