Submitted by Mrs. Rudy Katheryn Detweiler
It takes 43 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
The sap flows best on a sunny day after a freezing night.
The sap can run 150 drops a minute from a good maple tree.
When the buds on the tree begin to open, the sap is no longer good for making maple syrup.
(I spent many days in the sugarhouse helping Dad in my childhood. Precious memories.)