After visiting Mom at the hospital, I took a walk down a snow and mud rutted road on the farm to where a neighboring farmer collects maple sap.
The sap flows from the maple trees into plastic tubes and downward into this container.
It is clear when it comes out of the tree.
They were not cooking sap today at the maple sugar house, but here are a few of the machines they use to do so.
The sugar house was unlocked but no one was around. My camera batteries ran out so I couldn't photograph the outside of the house. I'll return another day to do so and maybe buy some freshly made maple candy. Read more about maple syrup processing here.