My brother and his wife, Cheri, live in this beautiful home on 80+acres in Southern NH where they run the Blue Y Farm. The maple trees on the property have been tapped for years... the house is only a few years younger than this country!
First, the trees are 'tapped'. This involves drilling a small hole and inserting a pipe with a small notch on it to hold the buckets. When nights are cold and days are warm, the sap runs and fills the buckets.