We have put up our ten buckets and taps and our ten year old, Isaac, collected the first day's run (all of about 1 gallon). He was so excited thinking about the syrup he would be having this morning on his french toast. We boiled it down on our woodstove and then filtered it through felt into a canning jar and he was the lucky recipient of delicious syrup! What a perfect sweetener God has giving us.
There was no sap running today as the weather turned cool and beautifully snowy.