The Hoyt family starts out by marking the trees in the fall of the year so they know which ones are Maples. They tap the hard and the soft maples together, which makes beautifully tasting syrup with several layers of flavor. When spring arrives, his wife and daughters gather up the drill, taps, bags, and bag holders and head out into the snow-filled woods. Every day, the girls enter the woods, collect the sap, and bring it back home. The Hoyt’s also handle the process of cooking it down into the dark and golden syrup everyone loves.
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