Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pic Today 3/30/13


Early Spring, even in Missouri
(when nights are cold, and days reach 40-50˚),
the sap starts running in local maple trees.

My neighbor taps the sweet goodness
with sap buckets, collecting gallons of
colorless liquid at the end of each day.

At 2% sugar, the maple sap is tasteless,
showing no sweetness.
But he slowly boils the sap down into
a familiar amber syrup
and bottles his own sweet maple syrup.
(Or lets it boil down into sweet
maple sugar candy.)

Yes, it's so delicious
and easy to produce.

1 comment:

  1. ¸.•°♡♡彡
    Feliz Páscoa!
    Com muita paz e harmonia no coração, na família e com todos seus amigos!!!
    Beijinhos de sua amiga
    do Brasil.