Vivid memories of visiting the farm to watch Uncle John tap the trees, gather the sap, and turn the sap into maple syrup flow over me every time I pull out my stash of pure New Hampshire maple Syrup. I do wish I had some pictures of those days! In latter years cousin Jerome would carry on the family tradition. The batch of syrup I used on my pancakes this morning was produced by Jerome’s son, Steve. He lives on property that was part of the old farm and I’ll bet that Steve taps many of the same trees that his grandfather and father did in years gone by. Steve markets his product under “Far Hill’s Maple Syrup.”
The farm had (still does) many sugar maple trees that produce delicious maple syrup. Of course the entire process is rather delicate and requires a great deal of perseverance! For those that are interested in the process, an account is available at a site called “How to Make Maple Syrup.”
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