Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tappin' Time - Part II

After we tapped trees, it was time to collect the sugar water from the trees that had been tapped by Dad previously.  It's funny... when my sister and I were the same ages as the kids we had to trudge out to the trees with the buckets - now my dad brings the buckets to them so they can fill their little buckets and dump it into the tank.  It's great to see my dad spoil them in this little way.
The kids have a great time riding behind the tractor, and there's a lot of laughing and giggling, and also a lot (I mean a lot) of mud.

The sheet filters out any bugs or dirt that might have fallen in the buckets. 

These were the origional trees my Dad tapped and they're still going strong.

On the last stop she carried a big bucket up to the trees and back by herself.

The hill was very muddy, so they worked to bring it down together.

1 comment:

  1. Cinde- So jealous of the experience. I love to take any moment I can to show my kids where our food actually comes from and how awesome to do that as a family. A sweet experience truly.