>Just seems somewhat strange to me that religious folks aren't up in arms trying to protect what they believe to be god's creation.
I think the principle is that a) we are God's highest creation, given dominion over the earth and sea, so ipso fatso, NOTHING we do to the earth we're dominating is offensive in god's eyes.
What God thinks of this no one can know. Oddly, the fact that as soon as we STOP mucking up a place, it tries to repair itself, is not indicative of what god thinks.
Also, God needs money.
2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
2011 - 12 taps, coleman stove/turkey fryer boiling