Last updated 9/22/2021 at 1:56pm
This is the time of year that in the past was molasses-making time. The last family in the Quebec community that grew cane and made molasses have long-time passed.
The first I remember of making molasses was of my great uncle using a mule and a large round grinding rock to squeeze the juice from the cane stalks. I can still see the mule going around and around in the circle of the stone.The last family that made molasses grew hugh fields of cane.
Growing cane was only a start. Before the cane was harvested, it had to have the leaves stripped from the stalk. If you did not have...