Says Tom: “I have been in the sugar shack when Eli’s kids and grands are watching and the women are making pancakes and drawing hot syrup out of the pan to pour on the pancakes. The hard work does have a sweet reward.”
Tapping trees. Tom notes that “The maple season is going to be strange this year due to our not having a normal cold winter. The sap is already starting to rise.”
A couple days ago Richard introduced the “art of canning”. Maple syrup has always seemed to have something of an art about it. So how about an ode to sugaring season?
Tom says he is not sure who wrote this poem, but believe’s it is his friend’s wife’s work.
I’m pretty experienced at pouring maple syrup on my pancakes, but not at making it. Anyone ever made it?
And do you have any maple syrup favorites? Or any unusual uses (hot dog condiment, skin cleanser, etc )?