Added another thing to the “Can’t Say I Haven’t Tried That Before” list yesterday: sap farming. At my daughter’s elementary school they have a fully-functioning sugar shack. And every year they hold a pancake breakfast where — you guessed it — we all get to enjoy pancakes smothered in the syrup made at the shack. This year we figured we’d have a bit more personal involvement, and have offered to tap a tree in our yard and donate the sap to the cause. There’s something very warming about standing outside on a cold, late-winter day, tapping a tree and knowing that — after a lot of boiling (thankfully not here at our house!) — a little bit of that might just wind up on a flapjack on someone’s breakfast plate.