My favourite rodent, Reddy the red squirrel, is enjoying a sweet treat these days. Sap is flowing up from the roots of trees and into their branches. Taking advantage of this, he is nipping the branches of the soft maple tree in my yard and then lapping up the sweetness when it oozes from the little wounds he has inflicted. Being a bit of a copy cat, I'm inspired to snow shoe back to our bushlot and tap a hardwood maple tree for myself. Coffee made from fresh maple sap in lieu of water is absolutely delicious! Thanks for the tip, Reddy! Now where did I store that tapping spile and drill?