My Son-in-Law Canned Maple Syrup
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
June 9, 2021 9:42am CST
Every spring, my son-in-law Christian taps the maple trees on their property. When the containers get full he boiled the maple sap until it turns into maple syrup. Then, he fills mason jars, seals the lids and proudly cans maple syrup for his family. My father use to do this each year and my daughter learned how it's done from her grandpa. Mari Lyn canned maple syrup their first year of marriage. And Christian was eager to learn how it's done. When she stopped doing this because of long shifts at work, Christian continues to this very day! Photo: Mine
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• East Tawas, Michigan
The maple trees produce sap each spring. It's a watery substance that's extremely sweet. The person puts a drain in the side of each tree, with a bucket attached at the end. As the bucket fills with sap, it's gathered and then boiled, to produce a thick, maple syrup.