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What a perfect spring ... for making maple syrup


May 3, 2019

Photos by Glen Sorenson

Writer Glen Sorenson and his wife Mary Jane, with grandkids Elliot and Holly, stand next to a full 3-gallon sap bag. Conditions were ideal this year for making maple syrup.

Wow, what an April, lots of snow and a ton of maple sap. Just as Twins fans remember 1991, ricers remember that great crop with no rice worms, and skiers remember the year of perfect snow, I will remember 2019 as a great year of maple sap flow. This season of tapping maple trees was blessed with the perfect combination of freezing nights and above freezing days lasting for a few weeks, at least where I was tapping.

I had a ball, snowshoeing with a sled the first part of the season and ending up with rubber boots and hauling buckets by hand.

Most of you know that your real maple syrup com...

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