• You are looking at 20 jars of canned Pure Maple Syrup. The color is a dark caramel with a deep maple robust flavor.

    Cooking Sap into Pure Maple Syrup

    Now that I’ve shared my maple tapping and evaporation process, I’ll share how I cook down and finish the sap into pure maple syrup! Here’s what you’ll need: 2 Smaller pan (a stew pot, one that will fit on your stove. One pot for boiling down your final syrup. The other for filtering the finished syrup). Granite-Ware Water Canning Pot (If your going to store your syrup in regular canning jars). Liquid Syrup Defoamer ( defoamer is a vegetable blend of oils made for the purpose of making syrup. it helps to break the foam you get from boiling the syrup. I don’t personally use it, but you may wish…

  • You are looking at four of my maple tree sapping. There are four buckets sitting at the base of the maples collecting sap.

    Maple Sugaring Season in Wisconsin

    Maple Sugaring Season in Wisconsin is a little late this year, but sap is flowing now. I started tapping my maples this last week. A little late, but as they say, better late than never. If you live in a colder climate area and are interested in small batch maple sugaring, there’s still time to give it a try. There are 13 native maples in North America that can be tapped: Sugar Red Silver Black Box elder Mountain Striped Bigleaf Chalk Canyon Vine Rocky Mountain Florida The four most commonly tapped trees are the sugar, red, silver, and black. They have a higher sugar content and are the favorite for…

  • Trunk of flowers box card from svgcuts.com

    Trunk of Wildflowers Box Card

    Loving the Trunk of Wildflowers Box Card. From the Wildflower Saloon SVG Kit from Svgcuts.com. Since I’m a Wyoming gal, I fell in love with this kit as soon as Mary released it! So many cute ideas you could use this for. From parties to your own decor. As many of you may know, I really enjoy Mary’s box’s cards. They are a lot of fun to put together with so much detail. They make for a big statement! If your into antiques or the wild west, then this kit is for you. She included a Quilt box for gifts, a 3d barrel, 3d cowboy hat, the wildflowers box card.…

  • Turkey Center piece I cut out with a Silhouette Cameo. The file comes from svgcuts.com

    Gobble, gobble-It’s a Turkey Centerpiece!

    Now that Halloween has come and gone! I thought it was time for a little gobble, gobble turkey centerpiece time. There is just something about this time of the year, that really gets my creative DIY going big time! Does anyone else out there get that creative itch, where you’ve just got to make something? When I’m not out and about with my Nikon taking photos. I’m inside playing around with my Silhouette Cameo machine. What’s a Silhouette Cameo machine, you ask? It’s an electronic cutting machine that you are able to cut out designs in 3d form or flat. What ever your imagination can come up with, you can…

  • 3d Owl sitting on a pumpkin box card.

    Happy Halloween Box Card

    The best way to say, Happy Halloween! Is with a cute 3d box card from svgcuts.com. If you love to make specialty cards for the holidays or for family and friends. Then the 3d cards are the way to go. They are really a fun way to grab someones attention in a very special way. I love, love Mary’s svg files. Especially her box cards, she has created sets for every holiday and season. If your feeling really creative, you can change-up her cards. I have most of her box cards and sometimes take parts of one card, and add it to another. Or use one of her card bases,…