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Sugaring time!!!

Well, it's that time of year back in the motherland.  Sugaring time!  Can't wait to get my first shipment of maple syrup from my friend back east.

Anyone else do and sugaring?  My Dad and I had 10 trees or so we'd tap, sit outside and boil, all for about a quart of syrup. lol

But hey, it was time around the campfire, so it wasn't all bad. Wink

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You know it's been a long

You know it's been a long long timebut I remember this a lot from when I was a kid in the U.P.

I also don't remember the term sugaring but remember the talk of when the sap was running. Even on drives through the country it was common to see white ice cream buckets hanging on trees all throught he forest. Seems like we did all the boiling on a cookstove outside and then aet it to the side to cool faster. And there was some kind of candy being made also.

All of these are pretty dim memories but thanks for bringing them back up.

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Yeah, "sugaring" is the

Yeah, "sugaring" is the general term for making maple syrup.  You ever noticed the sugary coating that gets around the rim of the bottle, or even on the bottom if it sits too long?  That's maple suger.  They even make maple sugar candy.

I guess that's where the term comes from, and it's a general, loose fitting term.

See here:

http://www.mapleinfo.org/htm/sugintro.cfm

 

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