S and S Sugar Bush a century old family hobby located in western Wisconsin, is owned by Lyle and Shirley Stockwell. They inherited the 35 acres of maple trees in 1974 from Shirley’s father, Floyd Snow, who received it from his father, Merchant Snow, thus the S and S name derived from Snow and Stockwell. Merchant started tapping the trees in about 1900, the year Floyd was born. Floyd’s earliest memories of maple syrup date to 1907, when he recalled eating the syrup with a spoon. There was a teepee full of Native American Indians, who were on their way annually to grounds in Minnesota for the summer, and they too would ask for the syrup. The family hobby of making maple syrup involves the Stockwell’s three sons: Barry and his wife Carol, Larry and his wife Vanessa, and Todd, along with friends, relatives and neighbors. Other “helpers” include the future syrup makers, the grandchildren, as well as the great-grandchildren!