Maple syrup: More than a sweet hobby
27 Dec 2019
Lake Country, Cooperative Light and Power, Arrowhead
There are hobbies and there are serious hobbies. Steve Burgess crossed the line from one to the other shortly after moving from Neillsville, Wis., to the Twin Ports in 2012.
About 20 years ago in Neillsville, Steve, his wife Kathy and their five children began tapping trees, hanging a bucket on each one to gather sap and boil it into maple syrup. It served as a healthy whole-family activity. They eventually tapped about 70 trees.