Maple syrup farmer Max Leonard, of Berkshire, NY, moves with his grief after the death of Esther, his wife of 69 years. Max lost the love of his life, but his overwhelming ethic is that a person “withers away” if he or she ever stops moving forward. He describes his visits to Esther’s grave as almost unbearable, but works nearly every day, heading out into the woods to fix lines, sometimes boiling a little maple syrup, while taking in the beauty of the land that has been in his family for more than two centuries. He is also an authentic Central New York Regional Market legend, one of the most revered and beloved people there. He arrives at the market very early on Saturdays to sell his maple syrup, with his grandchildren accompanying him in Esther’s place.