We spent the afternoon at the Cincinnati Nature Center, helping collect sap from maple trees and watching it boil down to a sweet syrup. John and my little niece, Emma...I took LOTS of pictures and thoroughly enjoyed this outdoor learning adventure. I wish we lived on a piece of land with a lot of maple trees!
Drilling a hole...
Tapping the spile in...
My littlest sister with her husband and son, Isaac. He's always smiling, has long eyelashes and just learned to sign for "more."
It smelled so good all around the sugar shack...and it was really warm there...look at the steam coming out the top.
Yum. It was really good.
Andrea carrying Emma and Susanna (whose belly is getting so big, but you can't really tell here) walking up to the cabin.
Olivia and Juliana peeking out one of the windows in the cabin.
The cousins...the 6th one will arrive in about 50 more days!
Look at that gymnast...it's been like having the Olympics in our house this week!
I've been growing wheat...to juice. My mom mentioned it and I thought I'd give it a try! Have you tried it?
Growing a littler fruit tree. - Ann Ralph does make it seem easy. She is all about the backyard gardener being the one in control, managing the tree, and not letting it decide on its own ...
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