Yesterday me and wife went hiking on a nearby mountain, and we made a stop under some birch trees. Out of curiousity l pushed my knife tip in to one, and to much surprice, sap flew like crazy already! So, today, l taped most of our biger trees.
I drilled a 7mm hole in, hammer in a 8 mm alu pipe and a tube with a bag over it. When l was done with all 16 trees, l called my wife to show her where the taped trees are, so that she can collect the sap when l am at work. I took 4 1l bottles with me, just in case any sap had already collected. Well, l had to go inside for extra bottles and still there was some sap left over to be filled in plastic bags!
All this in less thain a hour! Bout 10l. Plus we drunk some fresh, straight from the tap-sack. My wife is currently boiling it down on the kichen stove. If l remember right one needs to be wery carefull of the temperature?
Love this time of year, nature starts to give sooo much goodyes