Maple Syrup making time is here!
Hilary Mohr shows children how to tap a tree for maple sap. One container per tap is used to catch the sap. Depending upon the weather conditions, sap will start to flow immediately after tapping the tree. It drips from the spile into the bucket. The collection amount may vary — some days only a small amount and other days the bucket will overflow if not emptied. The tree pictured here is a 100-year-old sugar maple in the backyard at the Mohr home. For a story about maple syrup, turn to page 4 in this newspaper.