And this year we are helping our Amish Friends Family (Ben's) tap the trees on their hill. So far there are 550 taps (plan is to get 700 befroe the flow starts). AND yes they are not using pails but running lines. Saturday we need to go and get a big (1000 gal.) Tank from a Engish friend to store the sap as it has started running already and the sugar house is not done yet. HAve the evaporater set up but still need to close in the walls. Had some samples the other night (cooked on on the wood stove) and it is so sweet.
So now when we are not working at the Greenhouse (we have seedlings in 3 greenhouses going already) we are over at Ben's taping trees and setting things up, or we are helping David get his workshop built, or running plants and seeds between the othe Amish greenhouses, or just hanginf out with them enjoying life in the winter time.