2009-03-11 / Briefly Noted
Tapping Trees at Tilly
Tilly Foster Farm will show where early Putnam County residents got their sweets! Tapping trees is an early spring ritual that occurs throughout New England and New York State. Putnam County resident Fred Ballard will use a small drill to bore a hole (this does not hurt the tree!), place a "tap" through which sap can flow and collect it in a bucket.