Freezing nights, warm days. Perfect weather for tapping maple trees. Here's Gerry and Russ tapping a grove of Manitoba maples near Kamsack, Saskatchewan. By the end of the day, it will be maple syrup -- Saskatchewan style.
Instead of galvanized steel pails, they're using a much less expensive (if less picturesque) alternative - milk jugs. Then it's into the steaming sugar shack to be cooked down to syrup. It takes about 40 litres of sap to produce one litre of maple syrup!
Yumm... blueberry pancakes and Saskatchewan maple syrup. This 500 ml bottle is $14. To purchase some for yourself, call Gerry Moriarty at Leprechaun Taps, Kamsack. 306-542-4220.