We tagged along as Havenwood residents learned to make maple syrup

A Mickey Mouse pancake.
A Mickey Mouse pancake.
Maple candies.
Maple candies.
Syrup at Mapletree Farm.
Syrup at Mapletree Farm.
Pancakes smothered in Havenwood-made maple syrup. We may or may not have eaten them in about 30 seconds.
Pancakes smothered in Havenwood-made maple syrup. We may or may not have eaten them in about 30 seconds.
The finished product, one official gallon of homemade maple syrup.
The finished product, one official gallon of homemade maple syrup.
Wilber checks the sugar content of the sap at his sugar shack.
Wilber checks the sugar content of the sap at his sugar shack.
Some of the taps produced a steady drip.
Some of the taps produced a steady drip.
Bill Morrill and Sue Pollock collect sap using a special pump system created by Wilber.
Bill Morrill and Sue Pollock collect sap using a special pump system created by Wilber.
Barb Scammon drills a hole for a tap.
Barb Scammon drills a hole for a tap.
Dean Wilber of Mapletree Farm shows Don Vandenburgh the proper tap placement.
Dean Wilber of Mapletree Farm shows Don Vandenburgh the proper tap placement.
The first official collecting bucket.
The first official collecting bucket.

Keith was no sap for following the progress of this sweet project from beginning to end. We’re out of syrup puns.

Author: Keith Testa

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