Today I was inspired by Little House in The Big Woods to try to make maple sugar snow candy. With the help of the Greenhaus kids I gave it a shot. Our first setback was when the maple syrup came out in a moldy clump. Turns out I should have taken the “refrigerate after opening” more seriously. So I switched to melted butter and sugar and we made something more like butterscotch, but still drizzled on snow. We only got one really good batch in before it burned — turns out the sucker (pun intended) is very finicky — but it was fun anyway, and a learning experience. I’ll do better next time. Here are some pics.