24 buckets all cleaned and ready to go.
Drilling to tap using the standard 5/16th's bit at just the right angle on the sunniest side of the tree.
Setting the bucket on the adjoining nail, lid in place to keep out 'things'.
Trees donate a mere fraction to the cause.
Looks like water, but it's not.
Getting down to business. 20 minutes to the boil, 2 hours plus at the boil until ready for finishing, reaching 220 degrees.
Straining the final product of liquid gold.
A lovely light amber filters into a mason jar.
The stash; light and medium variety of 100% pure maple syrup.
Enjoying the final product with a fresh stack of pancakes. Aunt Jemina step aside!