~ Found this group of maples with lots of galvanized pails hanging and collecting that delicious sweet stuff. I have a great childhood memory of my older brother Bob collecting sap and keeping a fire going on an old wood stove out in our driveway for a number of days boiling down sap. Did you ever taste it right out of the tree? Sweet nectar! That was at least 40 years ago, and I can taste it this minute. SWEET memory!