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Thursday, March 1

a sugar house visit...

Last night Little Man and his Cub Scout pack took a trip to a nearby sugar house. It was a wonderful experience for them...as well as the adults!

As soon as we arrived we were surrounded by the sweet scent of maple syrup in the air. It was a bit chilly outside, so the warmth of the sugar house was welcome.

A step inside found us surrounded by equipment which was hard at work. The family was boiling sap which gave the boys an opportunity to learn about the process from beginning to end.

 This particular family business taps 5,600 maple trees and averages about 2,000 gallons of syrup.

And yes, samples were generously shared...the syrup was wonderful! Even though this picture is somewhat blurry, I still like it. It shows just how quickly it was necessary to pour to keep up with eager boys
(okay, and adults) wanting a taste!

It was a great evening and I left wondering if now making maple syrup should be added to my ever-growing wish list? Hmmm, maybe a trip into the woods to see how many maples I can find. A bold adventure...after all, it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup!

I can't tell you how amazing the flavor of freshly-made, warm maple syrup was (and when I say fresh, I mean taken from the spout!) 

Yep...waffles and syrup are definitely on the menu this weekend!

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