Ever thought about harvesting sap from your maple trees, but been scared off by stories of all the work involved? Check out our first attempt at sugaring, the surprise we encountered at how easy it really is, and the sweet success we enjoyed! Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to put out a few taps […]
These maple macaroons are a great way to use up leftover egg whites to make a less sweet treat. They’re sweetened with maple syrup and thickened with arrowroot, which produces a light, crunchy cookie. These take quite a while to bake, so keep that in mind before you start mixing. If you find that your […]
While the Sugar Maple Tree isn’t exactly a herb, its sweet syrup is a staple feature of every New England spring. Maple trees can be planted on your property, but often you’ll find them already in abundance in wooded areas. Tapping and processing their sap will give you fresh, home made maple syrup.
For many homesteaders springtime means sugaring. Tree syrup is Mother Nature’s apology for a long, hard winter and can be made by tapping a variety of tree species. Learn how to tap trees and take advantage of this sweet resource.
If you’re searching around the internet, following the hundreds of homesteading blogs and dreaming about one day becoming a homesteader yourself, a great place to start just might be right in your backyard. Or front yard. Yup. If you have a maple tree, you can be a homesteader and make your own maple syrup! Heck, […]
As our fourth season of sugaring nears, we’d like to share some of our “DOs” and “DON’Ts” when it comes to boiling sap down into syrup. ’Cause heaven knows we’ve made enough mistakes. And sometimes it’s just as important to know what not to do, as it is what to do.