It’s that time again when the sun warms the earth and trees and the sap runs during the day and then the nights are cold. This combination makes the first run of syrup the best! We used to use the metal buckets but the food grade plastic ones are easier to clean.
After you collect the sap, boil it down either outside on a grill or wood fire so it doesn’t steam up your kitchen. Bottle it and store for the winter. You’ll be glad to have your own syrup for baking and of course to put on pancakes, waffles and french toast! As kids we even drizzled it on snow! Yum!