Sounds crazy, but long ago you couldn't just run to Food City or Fresh Market if you needed something for your breakfast.
Something like, say, maple syrup.
In the olden times, if you wanted something sweet and sticky to smother your pancakes, you had to make your own maple syrup.
A handful of people in Johnson City still know how to do it, and their skills will be on display at the Maple Syrup Festival & Pancake Breakfast at Tipton Haynes Historic Site on February 15.
From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you can watch as sap gathered from Tipton Haynes maple trees is boiled down to make maple syrup. If the sweet aromas get the better of you, for $2 you can get a plate of pancakes. Pancakes will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.