Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Friday, February 8, 2013

I'd Tap That

We tapped some maple trees yesterday...


More on this later - but I think it totally worked! We'll have results soon. 

Happy Friday everyone! 

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Best blog post title I saw today! Happy Friday to you. :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it too early?!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

ha! thanks Kristen! I've been cracking myself up since yesterday over it.. hee hee hee hee

Anon - i hope not! last year we totally missed the window of opportunity. so we might be a little early - but next week it will be in the 40*s during the day and below freezing at nite. so we are jumping on the chance.

Vera said...

Wow, real maple syrup from a tree and not from a bottle. It was only yesterday that I discovered the delights of maple syrup, which is likely to become a serious addiction if I am not careful! Lovely stuff. Must try to remember to water the little maple tree this year, which is all of about knee high, so a long way to go before we can have our own maple syrup. Hope you get loads of it!

Damummis said...

Too early here.....

Nic said...

Very cool. I look forward to seeing if it works. Yum.

David said...

Sweeeet! So... you know how I like details.... What is approximate ratio of raw material to finished product?

Provender Place said...

Yet another good reason to make delicious carbs for breakfast. Pancakes as maple syrup transportation device.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks Vera! we really love the "real" stuff. and i'm excited about using some to cure our next round of bacon and ham.

Hows that Blizzard, Da? yikes!

thanks Nic - i think we can make this work. i'm totally excited.

Dave - details coming up!

PP - pancakes are the reason! ha!

CallieK said...

I have a shirt from our tapping adventures that you'd love

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_b5te2su8les/S4yyBzKyvkI/AAAAAAAAAOg/CsdvzTh_v7c/s1600-h/Tapthat.jpg

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Callie - that is the Best Shirt Ever. thanks so much for sharing!
:-D

farmer_liz said...

this is really novel for me, we don't have maple trees here in Australia (or snow) and I have no idea how to make maple syrup, I love seeing the pics and learning more :) Your farm activities are the same but different, that's what makes them so interesting.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

isnt it amazing, FLiz? if you havent had real maple syrup - you've got to try it. its totally different then the Mrs. Butterworth's kind of stuff they sell on the cheap.

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