Hi, my name is Theresa and I'm a tree hugger. I don't need tree huggers anonymous. I hug our walnut trees because I'm thankful they give me sap to make into wonderful syrup!
Sugaring season usually starts in late February or early March in our area (southwestern WI), when the day time temperatures get above 40 degrees F, but stays below freezing at night. That's when the sap will start to run. So it's time to gather or buy your supplies so you're prepared when it gets a little bit warmer.
If you need instructions, see our Making Walnut Syrup page, which includes info about:
If you live in the North and are hankering to get out into your garden, sap is something you can harvest while there's still snow on the ground!
If you're trying to be self-sufficient, here is a way to make your own sweetener.
Normal homesteading seems easier than cyber-homesteading. We started a page on Facebook today, because everyone says that will give us a wider audience. Now we just have to figure out how to use it...
If you're a facebook user, please join us there, where our blog posts as well as notices of all the new information we've added to Our Tiny Homestead will be posted.
To find us:
We have no idea what we're doing... why did I agree to be the one monitoring our facebook page?... oh yeah, I spend more time on facebook than Theresa does... crap.
Updates to follow... advice is welcome :)
Theresa & Bear's Blog
We prefer quality to quantity!
Theresa will be posting notifications of the new pages we add to the website and Bear likes to share inspirational posts about our homesteading experiences.
If you'd like to follow our blog:
Note that if we include a link to a product in our blog, it means we have used and authentically recommend it. Though it doesn't cost you any extra, we may receive a small commission if you click on the link or buy the product. Some day it may be enough to help support our work so we can do more of it. We gratefully thank you.