When lived in Copenhagen (1980s), my neighbor asked me to build an arch. He had a pan, I built the stove. I gathered the sap in 5 gallon buckets by hand. One of my customers was a truss factory so I got free pickup loads of soft wood. I boiled the sap for what seemed like forever. When it was all done, he gave me 3 quarts "Half of what we made". He was fullashit. We should have had 4 gallons of syrup, I gathered it all by hand and boiled most of it.
I think my arms will be forever longer from carrying 5 gallon buckets full of sap. I will never forget falling asleep in front of the fire with a beer in my hand more times than I can count.
Now I visit a sugarbush and buy it.
Thanks for the memory
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