maple syrup http://northernpublicradio.org en Maple sugaring in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/maple-sugaring-illinois <p>Maple sugaring season may stir up romantic images of snowy New England woods: buckets dangle from the trees and folks gather around huge steaming kettles, slowly cooking tree sap down into sweet syrup. But did you know you can make your own maple syrup right here in Illinois? In your own yard?&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:20:26 +0000 Susan Stephens 8594 at http://northernpublicradio.org Maple sugaring in Illinois