Everything you need to know to make DIY Maple Syrup from your maple trees (on a budget!)

We may be in the middle of winter, but it’s time to start thinking about spring.  First on the docket: maple syrup prep.  Do you have maple trees and live in an area that has freezing winters? You can probably make maple syrup yourself! And while we have a lot of content on this blog about maple syrup production and how you can use the stuff, the information has been somewhat sporadic and incomplete–until now!  We’ve gone deeper, filled in the gaps, and developed a complete guide for harvesting and making your own maple syrup, from start to finish.

You can check out our first book, available in paperback and eBook formats at the link below.


Ferrin Brook Farm’s complete guide to harvesting sap from maple trees and turning it into delicious maple syrup


The goal of this book is to give you all of the information you need, without much fluff. There are tables and lists of information, and clear, sequential instructions for every phase of making your own syrup.

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the book:

  • A complete materials list
  • Details on how to identify maple trees any time of year
  • Guidance to determine how many taps you’ll need
  • Estimating how much firewood you’ll need if you boil outside
  • Tips to calculate how much sap you might yield
  • How to make your own maple taps and collecting jugs
  • Plans to build your own evaporator
  • Tips for storing sap
  • Instructions on how to evaporate the sap and finishing to perfectly delicious syrup
  • Bonus ideas for what you can do with leftover sap


Sample pages from the section on identifying maple trees, even without their leaves!


Making your own syrup can be as hard or as difficult as you want it to be.  You can tap 1 tree or you can tap 1,000 trees.  Why not give it a shot!

Download a free sample of the Kindle eBook here:  Start to Finish Maple Syrup: Everything you need to know to make DIY Maple Syrup on a Budget (click “Look Inside”)


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