We did it…Maple Syrup

Last weekend we visited the maple farm and I posted about our trip.  My daughter left there and said why can’t we do this…we have maple trees all over on our 34 acres.  So her and her dad set out on a mission and by gosh they were successful!!


Because we were late in the season starting they tapped the closest tree to our house to see if it would work.  Over 2 days they collected 4 quarts of sap.  (Reminder it takes 30 to 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup).  The tree stopped producing so they decided to make what we had.

Image Image


Once collected they began the boiling process which took about 2 1/2 hours

Image Image

we used a white bowl to take samples out while boiling to check the color change and once it hit a light amber and tasted like the sweet syrup we had at the Maple farm we strained it into a mason jar through a cheese cloth (ok it wasn’t really a cheese cloth as I don’t use them when I make my jelly or cranberry sauce instead using cheap pantyhose from the dollar store that have been soaked in hot soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and hung dry!!  Works just as well and will save you about $8.00 each time you need it) Trick from my Italian grandmother.

Image Image

It does not get any better than this!!!!  Tomorrow’s breakfast….you guessed it…homemade wheat pancakes and syrup!!!  Next year they will get an earlier start on our trees for sure!!

5 thoughts on “We did it…Maple Syrup

      • LOL. I live in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Maple syrup here is like buying milk at the store. I ‘tapped’ years ago for the fun of it. You should do it! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s