Sugaring: A Maple Syrup Memoir, with Instructions

Sugaring: A Maple Syrup Memoir, with Instructions

by Susan Carol Hauser
     
 

Sugaring is the act of collecting maple sap to make maple syrup, an early-spring endeavor that takes place in the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in neighboring areas in Canada. It is a time-honored tradition with Native Americans origins.
Sugaring is a beautifully rendered narrative about this soulful activity that slows down time. Interspersed

Overview


Sugaring is the act of collecting maple sap to make maple syrup, an early-spring endeavor that takes place in the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in neighboring areas in Canada. It is a time-honored tradition with Native Americans origins.
Sugaring is a beautifully rendered narrative about this soulful activity that slows down time. Interspersed throughout the book's lyrical story are instructions to guide the novice sugarer through every stage of sugaring, from selecting trees and hanging sap buckets to finishing off the syrup.
For anyone with an interest in taking up sugaring, everyone who has a maple tree, and all those with nostalgia for the rural landscape, Sugaring will be a joy to discover.

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"In this meditative celebration of a yearly event, gathering and cooking maple sap, Hauser reflects on Native American traditions and on the process she herself uses when making maple syrup in northern Minnesota. In what is as much a practical guide as a personal essay, Hauser writes with beauty and simplicity..."--Booklist

"In Sugaring, Hauser leads us on a poetic journey through the sugaring season in Minnesota, with instructions for novices who want to try this tradition." --Country Home

"Like maple syrup, this collection is distilled experience, deliciously preserved." --Minnesota Literature

"Susan Carol Hauser can make the reader who's never been north of the St. Marys River nostalgic for a stand of maples on a frozen day." --Florida Times-Union

"In Sugaring, Hauser leads us on a poetic journey through the sugaring season in Minnesota, with instructions for novices who want to try this tradition." --Country Home

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592283774
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.44(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author


SUSAN CAROL HAUSER is the award-winning author of seven books including Nature's Revenge: The Secrets of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac, and Their Remedies; and Sugaring. A commentator on National Public Radio, she teaches writing at Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota.

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