Sunday, April 3, 2011


Yesterday, I was invited to Maplewood Gardens in Elderon, Wisconsin where owner, David Peterson was making maple syrup. It was a great to watch and learn as Peterson made, the best maple syrup I have ever tasted.

Buckets hang on tapped maple trees gathering sap in a small stand of woods located on Peterson's property.

Sap is collected, then put into a larger holding tank.

Sap is then pumped into another holding tank, where gravity can allow the sap flow easier into the boiler inside the shack.

Maplewood Garden Owner, David Peterson prepares to take a sample of syrup to check to concentration of sugar in the syrup as it is boiled down from the sap.

 Peterson uses a hydrometer to check the sugar concentration level.


The aroma coming from the shack was intoxicating.

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