Journaling Reads: My Great grandfather and grandfather made homemade maple syrup every year. This tradition has passed on to his boys. I remember going out to the old sap house to watch. Either my dad or grandpa would be out there to stir it and control the fire. The woodstove couldn't get too hot nor too cold and it would cook for days. Flowing through the maze to a little spicket at the end. I was always afraid to touch anything in there. It was sticky!! No matter how hard we tried to clean the walls and everything - that stuff doesn't come off! I used to always like to go out there because I knew of the secret. On one small side of the woodstove next to that enormous vat there was always a little pot sitting there cooking.
Ah...hah!! They were making maple candy! What kid can resist candy? That was usually always my
motivation to go into that sticky sauna.
~Jan Myers 2009
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