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Old 07-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #16
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Where I grew up off Caplis-Sligo, There was a family that grew fields of sugar cane. We would walk down the road and just pick a stalk- They also made cane syrup with it. They had a thing that sat on a pole, like a gearbox, attached to the top was a long pole with a horse tied to each end. As the horses walked in a circle, they insert the cane stalks into a hole on the side. Out the other side came the squeezed stalk and the liquid was then boiled in troughs. Now thats "old-school"!
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I'm wit'cha. When I was growing up, I would visit my cousins out in the country. An old man would show up once or twice a week in a truck filled with goodies. Cane syrup came in a can. We used to buy it and put it on our pancakes. (hotcakes is what we called them back then). Good stuff.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:28 AM   #18
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Many, Many times traveling across country with 4 kids my dad would pull over and cut some cane for us. Kept us busy and quiet for a good bit.....LOL
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I'm wit'cha. When I was growing up, I would visit my cousins out in the country. An old man would show up once or twice a week in a truck filled with goodies. Cane syrup came in a can. We used to buy it and put it on our pancakes. (hotcakes is what we called them back then). Good stuff.
I remember boxes and boxes of shiny cans- they looked like what house paint comes in....They would always give it to the neighbors, but a little of that syrup goes a LONG way!
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I remember boxes and boxes of shiny cans- they looked like what house paint comes in....They would always give it to the neighbors, but a little of that syrup goes a LONG way!
Yep, they used little quart sized paint cans for cane syrup. Never saw a full gallon can before. Here in Shreveport, I was a "city boy". We had the ice cream man drive through our neighborhood. But my cousins out in the country had a guy in a pickup truck with all sorts of stuff in the back ranging from cane syrup to watermelons and a little bit of everything in between. But it was the same thing were kids ran outside with coins in hand. I'm talking 35 years ago... hehehe
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