This time of the year is quickly turning into one of my favorites. As the days get a little warmer, but the nights are still below freezing, the sap in the trees start to flow. We've got some decent sized maples on our land and we tap them to collect the sap. Every afternoon is like Christmas when we go out to see how much sap the buckets have collected. It's been fun to make the rounds with Barry. We visit each tree, say thank you, and pat it on the trunk. This weekend, we will boil down the sap until it thickens and becomes syrup.