JEFF GANDERT  

Field Sketches
OUT IN THE FIELD AND INTO THE STUDIO WITH ARTIST
Jeff Gandert

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  Spring 2019
Updated through the season.

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At the end of a spectacular maple syrup season I removed the buckets and taps last week and the very next day I had a daffodil blooming. From winter to spring in 24 hours. The past few years have been very poor as far as quantity of sap, getting no more that 2 to 3 gallons of finished syrup. This year-----buckets! Finished the season with 11 gallons of syrup. Happy family & friends to be sure!
A little trick to maple syrup, if your a fan, is to warm it up before using. I heat it in a double boiler with the bottle cap removed and the burner set to medium. The flavor is unbelievable. Can also be heated in the micro wave with the cap removed of course. I like to heat mine to hot tap water temp but take care not to boil it or it will cloud up on you. Doesn't hurt the flavor but you loose that clear golden-amber spectacle that looks so good in the bottle. Pancakes anyone? No wait a minute, Amish wheat bread ----- French toast with maple syrup!!!!! Oooohhhhh Baby!







And the other side of the porch.