Signs of an Early Spring: Sapcicles

Maple Tree - sapcicles
Maple Tree – sapcicles

The maple at the far end of the driveway sprouted sapcicles (or maybe sapsicles) after a brief warm spell woke it up in early March:

You can break them off and eat them like Popsicles, but they’re not nearly as sweet as you’d imagine. We’ve boiled sap into syrup and can report from personal experience that the 40:1 boildown ratio is no myth…

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