Sam: Each year, Jean-Phillipe’s whole family heads out to his uncle and aunt’s place, where they collect the tree sap, la sève des arbres. His uncle drives a tractor and the rest of them walk. There’s snow, it’s cold and so they wear une tuque, (which is Québécois for winter hat or ‘beanie’) as well as mittens and boots. He tells us there’s a bucket — un seau — hanging from each tree and the sweet sap drips into them — coule dedans. They take the bucket, empty it into a big barrel and continue. Jean-Phillipe confesses that he drinks the sap straight out of the bucket. Je ne peux pas m’en empêcher ! he says: “I can’t resist it!” Sounds tempting, right?