The season for birch tapping will soon be upon us and I’ll be heading out to gather some of this delicious natural nectar. Whilst I rifle around in our shed looking for the hand drill and collect wood to make taps and bungs on the lathe, you can get a few tips and tricks from a little foraging piece I’ve written for one of my favourite magazines – The Simple Things.
A potted history, a simple bit of kit, the where’s and how’s, plus a nifty recipe for birch tree wine! Will Heap has taken some gorgeously sumptuous photos too. Every reason to get your hands on a copy of the latest February issue and get out into the woods for a walk. Happy foraging!