Gifts of spring.
Spring embraces us with many gifts, the days are filled with the wonder of new discoveries. A new flower! Buds on the lilac tree! Worms moving in the soil! And now, the liquid gold that is birch sap. It is like drinking nature. I read somewhere that it was called the water of the gods, and I can relate. It is so fresh and wonderful. I think it was used a lot to boost the immune system after the hard and dark winters.
Find a tree, drill a little hole, stick a tube in and hang a jar or can attached to it, leave it overnight, and there it is. And remember to plug the hole in with a piece of wood afterwards, hug the tree and say thank you!