IT'S MAPLE SYRUP TIME
You see sap buckets all over town.
Mostly on maple trees,
'cause it's maple syrup time.
When the nights are below freezing,
and the days turn warm
(in Missouri, that's February) . . .
the sap starts flowing.
Check the sap buckets everyday.
Collect the clear sap, filter it.
Keep harvesting until the sap turns dark.
Then boil it down.
Over an open fire, or on a stove.
When the temperature hits 219˚ (F),
you've got homegrown maple syrup.
It takes 40 quarts of sap
to make 1 quart of syrup.
But, yum oh yum.