This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2016-9-19 19:00|
Birch tree juice drinking and harvesting is an old traditionin Russia. The main season for this fun is spring. Tens thousands of birchtrees across the country become the source for this delightful liquid,harvested mainly by kids.
Usually there are two methods of doing this. One is to makea hole in the tree body itself then put some kind of straw or pipe in the holeconnected with some bottle. Usually the big wine bottle gets full of the birchtree juice from one tree overnight. Another way is to brake a branch and justinsert the branch into the bottle, then tie or tape the bottle to the branch.
Russian expatriates abroad are often ask local groceries forbottled juice and very surprised when can't get it.
Sometimes, when the spring nights are freezing, one can seehis harvest place turned into this state as on those photos. Then he gets afrozen birch juice.