Dark Side of the Horse by Samson for October 20, 2016

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    Somewhat Reticent  over 5 years ago

    Wow. Like blood from a turnip …

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    Khatkhattu Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I always told my nephew it was tree pee so he didn’t want any of my good stuff and settled for store bought generic. Looks like this tree has an issue with sap retention-maybe it needs to see the equivalent of a urologist.

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    peggykb9  over 5 years ago

    That’s not maple syrup, that’s maple sap. Takes a lot of boiling to thicken it to syrup. If Horace can’t taste the difference, that’s his problem.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 5 years ago

    Tree vampire!

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    Argy.Bargy2  over 5 years ago

    I’ve never seen maple leaves get pale. Are they shocked by the tree being tapped?

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    BlueFin Premium Member over 5 years ago

    So there it is! Horace’s secret storage of sweets. Let’s hope there’s no banana peels on his way now…I’ve never ran juices from maple trees, but birch trees once. In Finland that birch juice is called “mahla.” It needs to be taken into freezer soon, or otherwise it would go bad. Birches don’t “mind”, if that juice is taken properly fine. I have few maples in my yard, so i’d like to learn about that maple syrup thing one day. So it needs to be boiled a lot to get thicker.

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    BruceBergman  over 5 years ago

    Horace, put that pot of Sap on the back burner of your stove and let it simmer – for a week or two… And get the Baume meter so you know when to stop. http://maplehydrometer.com/

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    hcarpenter1  over 5 years ago

    drained it pretty well i see

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    Thomas & Tifffany Connolly  over 5 years ago

    Sweet!!

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