Saturday morning. Big stack of hot pancakes on your plate. You pour maple syrup and pick up your fork. Ever wonder how that maple syrup is made? We did! And we learned the process from the Moore family on their newest DVD.
This charming DVD, More Than Making Maple Syrup, is produced by the Moore family. The Moores are a Christian, homeschooling family of twelve from the hills of Virginia. All family members play a role in the DVD – either in production or starring in the film. More than Making Maple Syrup is a delight. Beautiful Virginia mountain scenery, a family enjoying working together and one star of a two-year-old making pancakes – all on his own!
The DVD features how to make maple syrup in 7 simple steps:
- Selecting your trees
- Choosing and cleaning your equipment
- Tapping the trees
- Collecting the sap
- Making the syrup
- Removing the taps from your trees
- Enjoying your syrup
- The types of maple trees.
- How many taps you can place on a certain size of maple tree.
- What time of year maple syrup can be harvested, the best temperatures for sap collection.
- The boiling and canning process
- Cuteness. “My favorite was when the two-year-old made pancakes!” ~ my nine-year-old
- Original music by Nathan Clark George
- Children honoring their parents with “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am”
All shared giving God the glory. Quoted at the end of the video: Psalm 128 says, God blesses everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Bonus material includes:
- Making maple syrup “news” episode
- behind the scenes and bloopers
- a printable pancake recipe
Enjoy this trailer from Moore Family Films…
“Whether you want to learn how to make maple syrup, or you just want to enjoy some wholesome laughter as a family of 12 unites to accomplish a job together, we invite you to join the Moore Family in one of their favorite harvests of the year… tapping Maple trees and making Maple syrup!”
More than Making Maple Syrup is available now for $15.95 on DVD from the Moore family, just in time for tapping season in February. Visit their site, Moore Family Films.
Making maple syrup is… “pretty simple! Whether you go out and tap your own trees and make your own or just have a new appreciation for the syrup… Until next time we hope you and your family get out there and enjoy God’s wonderful creation in your neck of the woods!”
Special thanks to Crowe’s Nest Media for introducing us to the Moore family. Kellie Crowe says, “Not only will your family learn how to make maple syrup, they’ll learn how to better love one another, simply by watching the precious interaction of this encouraging family. We’re always encouraged by every production of Moore Family Films!”
We sure enjoyed this seasonal study of maple trees, tapping, making maple syrup and more! Truly this DVD is more than Making Maple Syrup. It’s a unit study by itself or a jumping off place for further study.
Now for the giveaway! The Moore family is offering one DVD copy of More Than Making Maple Syrup, available HERE, to The Curriculum Choice readers. The rules are as follows:
~Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. She contributes a blend of writing at parenting, frugal living and homeschool sites as well as her own daily Hodgepodge.