Yes! I , too, am amazed we make maple syrup right here in NJ!
We went about 40 minutes into the mountains and were treated to a just-how-maple-syrup-is-made guide.
They told us to wear mud boots; they were NOT kidding about the mud.
This was their only 'old fashion way of doing it' tree. The rest were done with tubing, which is much faster and more efficient. I guess the guest want to see how people did it in Little House times, so they cater to that, at least in one tree.
The house were they purified and boiled the sap down to syrup.
Eating waffles with fresh made maple syrup; outside, where it was COLD.
I bought Chloe some just made maple syrup. She & Josiah love it. I am slightly embarrassed to say, we are Log Cabin people, ourselves. This tour made me rethink that, but I have to convince John to go for the natural stuff, as opposed to the chemical stuff which he loves.
I walked out to get something out of the car this morning.
It is snowing.
I wasn't expecting it.
But God is good.