manufactured from maple trees at Ricks boyhood home,
and several other trees in that neighborhood.
We stopped by Steve's house (Rick's 2nd cousin) yesterday to drop something off
and we found Peter, Steve's son, (Rick's 2nd cousin once removed)
processing some Maple syrup in their driveway.
I couldn't help my self,
I began drilling Peter on the process, it's quite fascinating!
Peter told me that his dad Steve welded this old wood stove together many years ago,
Steve and family have been making maple syrup for at least that many years.
3 pints of Pure maple syrup on the table with one large container "cookin down" in the driveway
A hot fire keeps this batch boiling....
cooking off the water
Peter says when the batch boils down to a smaller amount they transfer it to this pot
and continue cooking the water off on top of these gas burners.
Fun fact from Peter....
40 gallons of sap from neighborhood trees
will yield 1 gallon of Maple syrup.
Here's Peter showing off his finished product
He offered up a "taste test".... all I could say was, YUM!
Preservative free, pure maple syrup
This is the house where my husband grew up.
The maple trees in the front yard are tapped for collecting sap.
My in-laws still live here, just four doors down from Steve's house where we
found Peter making the finished product.