Sweet and sappy
- Published: February 27, 2014
Last Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, the Tecumseh Land Trust sponsored a tour of Flying Mouse Farm for the annual tapping of the sugar maples. About 200 trees are tapped for their sap, with three taps to each tree. This was the farm’s sixth year for the tour, with about 100 visitors turning out. The collected sap goes to the “sugar shack,” where it is reduced by vigorous boiling with a wood-fueled fire, producing about 2.5 gallons of syrup per hour.