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March 7, 2009

Maple syrup

Today we went to Rowe Woods and helped them gather sap from the maple trees, then watched them load the fire with wood and boil it down to a syrup...it was delicious! More photos and a video on Flickr.
Yesterday we had a few friends over for a tea party! One friend brought that lovely bouquet of flowers, and the other brought fruit to share! We ate Lemonades (the Girl Scout cookie), strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes, and oranges with our tea.

15 comments:

Matushka said...

Ohh, I love tea parties! It looks lovely!

Yum, good syrup! We have a great lenten pancake recipe if you need it! :)

M.Michelle

Chrispea said...

OH, that looks like fun! I did that when I was little. Good memories. Hope you took some pictures, too.

DebD said...

what fun!

Samantha said...

How fun!! I've never gathered sap for syrup, but it looks interesting. Glad you had a good time at your tea party!!

Pres. Kathy said...

How fun to have a tea party. Wish we lived closer to join you!

JO said...

Sounds like fun ! I think I may copy that idea & invite women for tea party in my place ! your invited.=). Wow, Maple syrup ? I've never seen that done.

Letters From Midlife said...

This was fun to read and I enjoyed the photos. Thanks

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

oh you're so lucky to live by real maple syrup farms! How fun!

Emily R. said...

How cute! How cute! love a good tea party :D

We are going to go to Rowe woods this weekend to do the maple syrup thing as well!!!

Rosemary said...

What a great lesson for the girls - to know how much hard work goes into gathering enough sap for syrup. Oh, and tea parties - I am jealous because it looks so fun.

Constantino della Brazos said...

This would be a great place to put a Sugar Pie recipe, Vermont's answer to the Texas Praline Pie. Do not forget the shot of vinegar, as it is the only healthy ingredient in a Sugar Pie. A good altenate name for Sugar Pie, Maple Praline Pie weighs in at a couple of thousand calories per bite. Good Sinful Decadence!

Meadowlark Days said...

How FUN! Delightful.

Scraprageous said...

Your tea party looks like it was fun!

I love real maple syrup - it always amazes me how much sap is required to make just a pint!

Xen Xen said...

Yay! We are reading aloud the Little House series during Lent and in the first book it talks all about maple syrup. How fun and wonderful for you to be able to do that! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

We tasted maple syrup for the first time in Canada, it was delicious. What a great experience to be able to do it for yourself.