Tap Your Own Trees
5/16" drill bit - $2.99 at Menards
2-pk 3/8" (use as spiles) - $1.99 at Menards
5/16" ID tubing 10ft - $2.49 at Menards
Food grade containers for sap. Can be frosting buckets from Walmart bakery, old 2-Liter soda bottles, milk jugs, etc.
Measure your tree. Depending on it's diameter, you can put 1-3 taps in it.
Place your taps about 2' off the ground and 6" away from any previous taps (don't forget to avoid the holes vertically too).
Drill at a slight upward angle about 2"-3" into the tree.
Tap in spile, add tubing, situate container, and cut the tubing.
You can watch as we did our last tap in the video below. Enjoy.
Sugar on Snow
Take some of your hot sap once it's boiled down to syrup consistency, and pour it over the snow. It should turn into a taffy-like candy.