sugaring off

We don’t have flowers or green growing things, but we do have syrup, so it must be spring, early spring, after-all.  The boys whittled some of our taps this year.  During our last day by the fire our neighbor brought over this book for us.  She’s a lovely person who’s always doing that sort of thoughtful thing.  We started reading it right away and are greatly enjoying it so far.  Glazed almonds for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.  I’ll have to see if I can’t jot down the proportions so I can post a recipe.

We’re heading back out tomorrow for some more reading and fireside fun, hopefully ending the day with many quarts of sweet syrup filling our pantry.


5 thoughts on “sugaring off

  1. Tanya

    Sounds like a perfect day Melody! And it feels a bit like the neverending winter, even here in the south! Do your boys have any favorite whittling books or do they just wing it?

  2. Melody Post author

    It’s snowing right now. And it snowed all day yesterday too.

    We have a lot of maples, we only tapped a couple of small sections this year. As we get our systems in place we should be able to do more with each passing year. We did 33 taps this year.

  3. Melody Post author

    Whittling wise, yes, they tend to just wing it, but I would be interested in getting a book or two for inspiration and to help them learn different techniques, so if you come across anything, let me know!

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