It's a Northern thing, you wouldn't understand. Now all y'all go back to eatin' your grits....What the heck is grits anyways
BTW, Welcome Gary, good to have you aboard. Not quite sure where exactly you are, but the 'dacks is a beautiful place.
Now Rob, would you believe there was a house with maples that they would harvest syrup from not a half a block down from where I lived when I was 12. I actually passed by there less than a week ago just to see if the trees were still there and they're gone!!!
I remember the buckets hanging on the trees with the syrup dripping, it was intriguing, never did get a taste of it though. I've heard it takes lots to make syrup so with the handful of trees they had I bet it was a real precious commodity to those folks. And yep, I know its got to be boiled down good.
Grits are ground up bits of corn that are warmed up after a lil water and butter had been added during the boiling process. They're actually pretty darn good IMO.