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.
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