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Maple Syrup - So good!





Spring is here and the conditions are just right. Sunny days, cool nights, the sap is rising and we are making Maple Syrup.

We only tapped four trees this year. Next year we may tap more. We make Maple Syrup the old fashioned way like this:



Then we boil it like this:



To finally have the syrup like this:

 

Today Monday, April 8, 2013 one small jar of our home-made Maple Syrup is flying to Dubai. A gentleman is going to visit his parents and wanted something truly Canadian for his parents. What better thing than Maple Syrup?

Today is April 19, 2013. We have bottled more Maple Syrup, a friend had saved bottles for us so now we have these in the fridge.

We want to recycle and reuse whenever we can.


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