Monday, March 15, 2010

No use crying over spilt syrup

Collecting sap, cooking syrup and putting it in jars seems to be a constant here since the Maple sap started to flow. Last night I got a batch done, filtered it and poured it into a jar on top of the stove. As I went to set down the pot, my little finger bumped against the jar and 1/2 a quart of syrup ran over the stove, down the side, onto the counter, down the front of the cabinet, all over the floor and under the stove. It is amazing how much ground a 1/2 quart of syrup can cover. I just felt ill, that is a few gallons of sap and hours of cooking. Not to mention all the scrubbing it took to get all the stickiness clean up.

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