I just thought I would post this here so everyone would have a chance to see it. I am really glad that you liked the FE gift of Maple Syrup. This is a family effort that is done every year. We wanted to give a gift from home and nothing else we could think of even came close to this. The farm that the syrup comes from has been in my family since 1860. Including my boy's 5 generations have made maple syrup on this farm. Usually we take orders in January of each year from friends and family that would like to have some for their own personal use. It is not a big operation and is not sold in stores. This year we tapped 125 maple trees. You need 45 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. Then there is the boiling process, just because night falls does not mean you get to call it a day. The syrup is boiled over a wood fed fire. It must continue to run through the night. We sleep in shifts, as the fire must be fed every 30 minutes, and I am not talking 1 stick of wood. We usually can put 10 logs in that are 16-18inches long, and 8-10 inches in dia. this must be done about every 30 minutes. You probably get enough every day to bottle 2 maybe 3 runs if your lucky. A run would be enough syrup to fill 50 of the little bottles. As you can see, this can be quite the job. We brought with us 125 of those little bottles. We wanted extra due to the ending sign-up date of the FE gift exchange. It also helped as we wanted to give a gift to some friends that had not signed up for the FE gift exchange, such as Corey, Julie, Ferris, Pete, Walter, Pete's Mom, Kevin, John, Kevin's Mom, Kathy, and a few other's that I know I am missing here. A little fact for all our friend's in England: This syrup is made in the same little town in Ontario, Canada, where Prince Andrew attended Lakefield college school. And it's my home town.. I did not want to miss thanking everyone who has generously thanked me for this gift, so I started this thread.