We were lucky this week to be able to go to our neighbours  sugar shack and although there was a tractor instead of the horses the scene was very much like this one!

The collection barrel  was of stainless steal and  much bigger  . . .but the woods were the same and the buckets hanging had covers on them .

I once made  the syrup with a couple of friends . . .None of us had a clue  what we were doing !We almost burnt the final syrup . . .thats when I discovered  I love the dark dark  B- grade of syrup when it has  caramelized !
The water coloured A grade stuff is not for me!

 Another of Maud Lewis wonderful scenes -I love this painting . .