Many thanks to Wendy and her husband, Deus Ex Machina, once the sap starts running my family and I will be making syrup! I won a starter kit from TapMyTrees in a giveaway on Mooseboots. Woo, hoo! You'll see me in action once the sap starts running ;)
For anyone who may not have been to their blogs, they are both extremely knowledgeable on self-reliance and survival skills in the rural field. I have followed Wendy for years (and learned sooo much.) I've read a lot on Mooseboots and decided to follow so I wouldn't miss anything there. I'd like to thank them publicly here and encourage everyone to check out their sites.
Also: I've been checking out the TapMyTrees site, and found a wealth of information there. A novice (like me) can feel confident following the clear instructions.
You know, I've been craving maple lately...... :)