Families learn art, science of making maple syrup
ELBURN – Curtis Pierce of Elgin tried to give his 9-year-old grandson, Dallas Bauer, a boost of confidence Saturday while he practiced drilling techniques on a maple tree at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve near Elburn.
“Come on, push, push,” said Pierce, urging him on.
Dallas was one of several youngsters who discovered how challenging it is to get sap out of a maple tree. As part of the forest preserve’s annual Maple Sugaring Days event, kids were given hand drills to practice on trees that were cut down.
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