Photos: Sap Happy!

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Mysteries of making syrup revealed: Randy Grippin, of Mountain Winds Farms in Berne, explains to visitors how his wood-fired boiler makes maple sap into syrup. The free tours on Saturday were part of the annual Maple Weekend, held throughout New York State.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Fresh from the tree,  maple syrup sits in small pitchers on the tables of the Berne Reformed Church for people to pour on their pancakes at last Saturday's breakfast.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Behind the scenes: Making the fresh pancakes at the church breakfast are Dennis White, foreground, and Marion Burghart.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Looking like a Norman Rockwell painting, a family enjoys a pancake breakfast, complete with maple syrup, at the Berne Reformed Church.

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