We asked experienced tapper and blogger, Marysa Nicholson, to review our Kid's Tubing Kit and here's just a bit of what she had to say:
"Although I do know some basics of maple tapping, we all learned much more from tapping the trees to the process of making maple syrup. It will help you with your maple tapping from identifying sugar maples to processing your sap and it also has lots of other information and facts that are very interesting like the history of maple syrup. The kids learned a lot from reading this book but I also learned quite a bit. The book is well-written and full of bright images, which makes it fun to read."
"Come spring, when we start our maple tapping, we will be able to use our new spiles with tubing, which is very kid-friendly and should make the process go quickly. Plus, you can reuse the spiles/tubes every year. These spiles with food-grade tubing are easy to use, durable, and washable, so I imagine they will get used for years to come. Plus the connected tubing is very convenient, and I imagine we will not have issues with spilling sap like we did last year!"
See more of Marysa's blog at: http://anationofmoms.com/2014/12/kids-maple-tree-tapping-kit
Reviews from the 2014 season:
Natasha from New York: "This is a very good quality tap kit. Easy to use, not complicated at all. Came with instructions on how to use. And not that expensive. Very sturdy product. Looks like it will last more than you would expect. Very happy with this purchase. I like the 5/16” tree saver taps and they flow just as well if not better than my older 7/16" taps."
Tim from New Hampshire: "Works like a charm with 3.5 gallon lidded buckets on a dual-tapped maple tree."
Shalen from New York: "Easy to use. This is our first time making syrup and we have already made a cup with these taps!"
Beth of the Northeastern U.S.: "I was looking for maple syrup tapping supplies that weren't too complicated or expensive. I am a first timer at this. And since these came with full instructions, it worked wonderfully. Easy to use and easy to understand. And the syrup turned out good!"
While Maple Tapper is a relatively new business for the Kuehnle family, they’ve been in the gardening retail business for three generations and still operate 15 stores in the Chicago area plus a large online retail selection. You can be sure the same top-notch customer service will carry through to our Maple Tapper customers! Here’s what a few of our customers think about Clovers Home and Garden.
From Tina in Elmhurst, IL, a long-time garden center customer: "Clover's is an annual gardening fixture in downtown Elmhurst - featuring a plethora of beautiful and healthy annuals, along with a fantastic selection of interesting perennial flowers. I have been buying my flowers here for over 15 years. The same family owns this chain and they cheerfully provide wonderful customer service year after year. The quality of the flowers are top notch."
From John in Houston after ordering strawberry plants: "My first order of these plants did not go well. But it happens and we all make mistakes. However, upon discovering my difficulty, Clovers proactively made it right. That means that without me asking they replaced the defective product and actually did it with a higher grade than original. Well done."
Andrew after ordering Citronella Geranium Plants online: “Plants arrived on time. Great instruction sheet included on how best to care for them. They are all doing very well. Glad I bought them!”
From another Citronella Geranium customer from Kansas City: “Beautiful plants very healthy and good size. Arrived very quickly. These were a gift, I'll order for myself next year. Thanks!!”
Nancy, on her order of Stevia Plants through the online store: "I purchased two plants. They were delivered very quickly. I carefully followed the handy, DETAILED instructions that were enclosed. My plants are thriving. I couldn't be happier! I would recommend this vendor to anyone interested. Great job packing & shipping, providing information, and excellent prices!"
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