Pulling The Maple Sap Taps

My grandson Logan helped
 Grandpa take down the taps today.

There was no looking up he....was concentrating on not tripping!
Short sleeves and shorts -- it tells you
WHY we are pulling the taps.

Of course little sister Zoe had to get in on the act.

I wonder if Logan will inherit his
Great-Great Grandfather's maple taps? 

.....Grandma Jean


Unknown said...

What a precious family weekend. Your weather must be warming up, too.

Mama Pea said...

Maple sap in our area just started running this week. But because we're not getting freezing temperatures over night, the harvest is not looking good. :o(

Eager to hear what you ended up with in amount of sap.

TexWisGirl said...

that is some warm weather, there! so amazing!

Clint Baker said...

Those are times that will not be forgotten! God Bless you all!

Jill said...

What adorable children! Sorry about the warm weather.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really think at some point, it's going to get cold again--We both know how stubborn Old Man Winter can be, especially in March!!

I hope you're having a great weekend!

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dr momi said...

Simply Scaife got to 81 degrees today...weird.

Mama Pea....about 3 gallons of syrup is all we got. Rick had patients that tapped in Feb. and had a nice run. We are glad we had some left from last year!

Tex....I bet it's warmer in Texas :-)

Clint....I really like the picture of Rick and grandkids. If Logan can't remember (he's 4) we have the pic to show him :-)

Kim....Oh I'm sure it will get cold again (and will we be spoiled) but, it's suppose to be warm (hot) all week and by then the leaves will be pretty much out, so syrup season would be done. We are worried about apples and pears blooming too early and then catching a frost. It is what it is :-)

Rea said...

What great little helpers! We pulled our taps all this week. I saw one gentleman pulling his taps today...he was probably hoping for a bit more cold weather but finally gave up.

I've actually got my tomato plants out in the greenhouse...IN MARCH! This is just shockingly warm weather. I know I'll be bringing them in when Ol' Man Winter give us one last roar, but I've just never put tomatoes out in March. It so early it's scary.

Chatty Crone said...

That was so cute! And all dressed in blue - adorable. sandie

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Think I missed a few of your posts...will check and see how much syrup you ended up with.

Have a great weekend.

Candy C. said...

Grandpa had some good helpers pulling taps! Sorry the wacky weather messed up your maple syrup season. We are expecting a winter storm Sunday and Monday here in Arizona and it was near 80 today! At least it isn't supposed to be real cold which will be good for all the trees and plants.

dr momi said...

Rae....I wish I had a greenhouse, but I have started the tomatoes is the house, peppers are next.

Sandie....thanks :-)

Treasures Evermore.... about 3 1/2 gallons is what we got ..doesn't go far with 5 kids and my parents :-)

Candy C. ....that's what we are worried about here--the orchard trees blooming and then getting a freeze.

Sharon said...

Having the kids be a part of it is what it's all about!

Leigh said...

You have such wonderful helpers! I hope you got all the sap you wanted.

Anonymous said...

Sweet little helpers for Grandpa!

dr momi said...

Sharon....teaching the next generation about homesteading....priceless.

Leigh....we didn't get all we wanted, but that's how it goes. On to next year :-) was a fun day with the kids :-)