This is how I remember it as a child - trudging through the woods in March and checking the buckets nailed to trees with a simple spigot. Sap buckets were collected each day and taken back to the "Sugar Camp" to be boiled down and turned into a variety of sweet delights.
Today its not the same - it has gone moderately high tech with tubing going direct from tree to tree and into the camp. Its just not the same to me. I still remember checking the buckets. But although the process has changed, the sweet products remain the same tempting delight.
Today was the ideal day. Sap runs the best with warm sunny days and cool nights. All day I daydreamed about a block of maple cream.
So my sweetness fix will have to be delayed until tomorrow.