Did you know it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup? For several years we have tapped 6 trees and boiled the syrup in our back yard. Last year we made nearly 2 gallons of syrup. This gives us enough syrup to give away to a few family members and last us all year. I have never been a big syrup fan, but there's nothing better than syrup that you made yourself. I even cook with it. One of our favorite meals is maple glazed pork chops and green beans with bacon and maple syrup. Yum!