Homemade Maple Syrup in The Ozarks

The season may be a lot shorter than in Vermont, but residents of The Ozarks can collect sap for homemade maple syrup too.



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Homemade maple syrup starts with a borehole. Tom drilled this one on the south side of one of his trees because those on the "sunny south" side are usually the most productive.
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A 6-inch, hollowed-out stem hammered into the hole makes a good spigot.
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Carole strains the liquid and boils it in an iron kettle over an open fire in order to reduce it to a concentrated sweetness.
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A partially filled jug.
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A gallon jug hung under the spout by two nails will catch the sap.
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