Maple Sugaring

It was definitely worth leaving the city for the countryside today to learn about tree-tapping and maple sugaring. We met friends at a wonderful nature preserve and discovered all sorts of things about tree-tapping. Did you know you can drink the sap right from the maple tree? And we watched demonstrations on how to boil the sap into maple sugar--both the modern way as well as how the Native Americans did it. It was such a great morning of learning for the whole family, and I am so glad that M asked us the question about sap the other day to trigger our interest. Now that I know about this annual New England ritual, it will definitely become a part of our March "curriculum" for the foreseeable future.