Now apparently the ratio is something like 40 Buckets of Sap for 1 Bucket of syrup, so if we get a couple of drops of syrup we will have success.
So first we collected the sap (all 2 buckets) into a bigger pot.
Then...We started a little fire outside. Since we have to boil off all the water apparently the steam is so great that boiling it inside is well...silly.
Then We sit for 8 HOURS outside, constantly trying to keep the fire hot enough to boil the syrup.
We watch the sun go down, get cold and call it a night.
In the morning we bring the pot inside and boil the sap off the stove and let the kitchen fog up.
......and then realize after you are finished that you cannot allow the syrup to reach a certain temperature or it all turns to sugar and you make ROCK HARD CANDY.