If you're thinking you might like to tap some maple trees this year, but just can't invest in the equipment, Deus Ex Machina is sponsoring a giveaway on his blog.
Joe at TapMyTrees.com, for the second year in a row, is offering a starter kit. Enter to win at Mooseboots.com
You don't have to have sugar maples to tap, either. Any maple will work. In fact, we don't have any sugar maples, at all, and we have managed to make real maple syrup for many years with sap from our swamp maples.
Go over to Mooseboots and enter the giveaway.
Everyone needs a little sweetness in his life ;).