The syrup is finished and I have a ton of photos to share! At this point the hardest part of making the syrup is keeping an eye on it and having some patience while it boils. It’s very straightforward. Just, whatever you do, do not do this inside unless you have a fire extinguisher on hand at all times and do not over boil it. You might think about keeping a first aid kit nearby, because if you get boiling sap on any part of your body I can promise that it will hurt.
As I’ve stated before, you probably should take a class before trying to make maple syrup by yourself. It’s also funner and safer if you have someone helping you along the way, so if you do accidentally catch something (or someone) on fire, you’ll have help on hand.