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…
More Than Making Maple Syrup from Moore Family Films on Vimeo.
“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.
I hope to learn how to do this, so that when I dig up a million dollars, I can move back up north and live on a large maple syrup ‘farm’. HA!
I hope to learn how to make it. We always go to teh nature center for the festival and watch and buy some, i would love to make our own one year.
I would like my grandchildren 7 home-schooling grandchildren to know more about where yummy maple syrup comes from.
Susan M. says
Oh, I would LOVE so much to win this! My seven year old would so much enjoy watching–and of course we would have to follow by a pancake meal. . .
It would be cool to see the process.
Beth S says
Our family would love to see a homeschooling Christian family share this art of making maple syrup.
I hope to learn about the different maple trees. And can we grow any on the West Coast? 🙂 🙂
As much as I have looooooong wanted to learn the ins and outs of making maple syrup, I even more ardently want to show my children how smoothly a large family can run and work together, and how they can respect and support one another. We have seven children who work well as a team, but there’s always room for improvement! 🙂
I love for my children to see the beautiful examples that the Moore family exhibits and our Daddy is in the planning stages of tapping our Maple tree for the first time this year so this would be perfect timing!
Angie Bannister says
What do you hope to learn about making maple syrup? I hope to learn everything they can teach me =o)
Renita Kuehner says
This would be such a wonderful dvd to watch. We are interested in learning about this process.