I didn't think it could get any better until I walked out to our "tester" maple tree and found the sap bucket full of clear liquid. I dipped my finger into the liquid and tasted it. It was slightly sweet. It was sap! We had enough to fill a 2-quart sauce pan--a miniscule amount, really and once we boiled it down we had just a few ounces of buttery, perfectly sweet, and delicately flavored syrup.
I know it doesn't look like much syrup, and you are right, it's not. The amount of sap flow is completely dependent on the daytime temperature. As the weather warms up consistently, more sap should flow from the trees.
Our goal is to make one gallon of syrup over the season, which I am hoping will be enough to get us through the year. I just can't justify paying top dollar for real maple syrup or serving my family the cheap, imitation junk that comes from the grocery store shelf when I can make my own real maple syrup from the trees in my front yard.
It's not too late to tap your trees this year if you get going now! Read my article, "Preparing for Maple Syrup Season" to find out what you need to get started. My article, "You Can Make Your Own Maple Syrup" will teach you the basics you'll need to know to get started.