|Finishing off over the propane|
|Measuring with the hydrometer. The glass valve floats when it's the right sugar level.|
|Relaxing in front of the fire.|
|My sister made this sign for my Pap sometime in the 80s - it's still there.|
|Pouring the finished syrup into the jug.|
The syrup is sweet, but all of the time spent with family, and sharing this tradition with my children and my father is the sweetest reward of all. I hope that we continue to make syrup at the farm for a long, long, long time to come. It's too sweet of a tradition to ever stop.
Banana Berry Nutmeg Pancakes2 c. flour
2 c. milk or water
1 T baking powder
2 T sugar
1 t. salt
1 mashed banana
1 t. nutmeg
blackberries or blueberries
Mix and cook as usual.
|Banana Berry Nutmeg Pancakes with sausage biscuits and gravy - Yum!|