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Shown above are Caleb and Teresa Adkins of Springfield, checking out one of the many maple sap collection buckets at Flying Mouse Farms annual open house. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

Shown above are Caleb and Teresa Adkins of Springfield, checking out one of the many maple sap collection buckets at Flying Mouse Farms annual open house. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

Sweet and sappy

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.

More photos at the ysnews.com photoblog “Quiet Corners” Thursday, Feb. 27.

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