This is Crawford Taisey who lives up the street from us. He stopped by today to tap the trees. For those of you who are au courant with tree-tapping technology, he is using the new check-valve maple tap spout developed at UVM (my alma mater).
I spent a solid half hour annoying this good-natured guy with my photographing and video-making. It was to good purpose- I learned about tapping trees, how many taps per tree is optimum (based on the tree circumference), what not to do (tap so hard the bark splits) and lots of other (tasty) tidbits.
Some time in the next few weeks, I'll head up to the sugarhouse for the sugaring off process.
So, enjoy the video. I know I'm thinking about the syrup that's coming up!
March 10- Just saw Crawford outside emptying the buckets. Looks like he got a few gallons of sap!
First day of Spring- I noticed Crawford was boiling today so I'll have to pop up there this week to get pix.
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