Identify Sugar Maple Trees in the Spring

I always thought fall was the best time to ID any tree. But just a few months ago I learned that identifying sugar maple in spring is easier than I ever imagined. Which means spring is the ideal time to start preparing for the best maple syrup winter ever. And, yes, we make some amazing maple syrup […]

How to Make Maple Syrup step-by-step

So, I’m still learning how to make maple syrup. I’m still messing up almost daily. But wow, I’m not sure that I’ve ever enjoyed such amazingly delicious, oh-so-sweet byproducts of my failures. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? […]

Make Your Own Maple Syrup (part 2)

Think you’d like to make homemade maple syrup? It’s deliciously rewarding. And you can start super small. Read this previous post for directions on your first steps toward this amazing liquid delicacy. Then read on for details about when, where, and how to tap trees for syrup (and a list of our mess ups this month and what […]