I came home to homemade waffles and our own Boudreau Maple Syrup. Today is Maine Maple Sunday - so of course we had to have maple syrup. Why not have our own?
|our trees - we tap 3 of our trees|
|we actually filled this trash can with sap - |
but had to dump most of it out because we didn't boil the sap fast enough
& it went bad in our 80 degree streak this past week
|our hillbilly approach to boiling the sap - yep, we're that cool|
Photo Of The Day #25 - Breakfast.
Not exactly breakfast - but it is what we topped the waffles with.
|even though we had to dump out a large part of the sap, we still ended up with these |
three jars and two smaller ones
And if that yummy breakfast didn't give fill us up, we loaded into the car and headed over to Goranson's.
Because it was raining by the time we got there, it meant a lot less people. Normally there's a long line waiting to get into the sap house. Today - we walked right in. It's fun to go inside and hear about how maple syrup is made. It's how we learned what to do.
|I'd love to have this kind of set up. I'm pretty sure Ward can handle this, right?|
Our first stop was to the maple syrup donuts. Not at all healthy for you, but over-the-top delightful. Moderation is key.
|everybody needs a donut maker like this at home, right?|
|of course we had to have the maple syrup glaze on top as well|
Then we stopped by the ice cream and maple syrup table, of course.
Do you see the looks they are giving me? "Stay away from the ice cream, Mom."
And we met up with Stacy and her family as well.
The boys had a blast playing in the bales of hay.
|just had to add this in here - a sure sign of spring|
Photo-of-the-day #24 - An Animal
This little darling was at Goranson's today. I wanted to bring him home with us today. Ward said no. I don't understand. We have a farm. Why not have a cow?
Do you enjoy maple syrup? It's one of the things I love most about spring time in Maine.