While taking baby for a walk, I discovered the most amazing thing....... our house is surrounded by Manitoba Maple trees! When I told my husband of my discovery, he didn't know that it meant sweet, homemade syrup, since he's not from Canada. His country does not have Maple trees, and his language does not even have a word for syrup, calling it "honey" instead.
So this winter/spring he is in for a sticky surprise when I try my hand at tree-tapping!
Just a note to everyone: I live in a small town, not in the country. So if you are a "town homesteader" like I am, take a look around the neighbourhood to see if you or any of your neighbours have trees that can be harvested, that nobody ever noticed!