December 17th National Maple Syrup Day

The Native Americans were the first to discover Maple Syrup. They had many uses for it and passed it on to the European settlers who found numerous other uses for it. Still, I have to wonder some about how it was discovered. I assume some sap was coming from a tree and someone went up an tasted it, a reasonable expectation. Still that someone had to be fairly brave considering it could have been poison as well as a sweet treat. Or maybe they watch a bear eating some of the sap and they figured if it’s good enough for a bear, it’s good enough for me. Well, whatever the reason I’m pretty sure we are all glad they experimented!

How to celebrate – Plant a Maple Tree. Make your own syrup. Buy some of the best syrup in the world from the Northeast.

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