Canadian spring: tapping maple trees

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At the time of spring thaws, maple sugar producers traditionally bore holes in maple trees, inserted a tap, and hung a bucket to tap the sap, which would then be boiled down to produce syrup or sugar. Now many producers use plastic tubing instead of pails to collect the sap. This operation, however, uses the traditional method, but with plastic buckets instead of the older wooden or metal ones.

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Comments (8)

Leo Roundtree on March 31, 2013

Mmmmm! I think I'll have pancakes for breakfast, Marilyn. :)
Happy Easter, Leo and Meryl

Marilyn Whiteley on March 31, 2013


And Happy Easter to both of you! Marilyn

Daniela Brocca on March 31, 2013

Is the first time I see this, Marilyn. Very interesting. Happy Eastern to you. Cheers,Dany

Marilyn Whiteley on March 31, 2013

And Happy Easter to you, too, Dany.

We don't often see this, and I'd never before seen it with colourful plastic buckets, so I couldn't resist stopping to take some pictures.

Cheers, Marilyn

Bruce MacIver on March 31, 2013


Pun intended, of course.

. . . and it is hard not to like sweet things, eh?

Happy trails, Bruce

sergivaldi22 on March 31, 2013

congratulations, Marilyn Whiteley. This one evoques me some pictures of Pisarro.
Don't you?

trikermike on March 31, 2013

Diagonal track leading to Maple taps

resist the urge to taste or test

take it home for ceral or toast

whichever you enjoy the most!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Happy Easter Marilyn

AlainB V Bourgogne F… on April 1, 2013

il ne manque que les crêpes pour ajouter cet élixir!!!

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