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Making Progress
January 15, 2013, 8:28 pm
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Making Maple Syrup 2012

Making Maple Syrup 2012

January 15, 2013

Today was a fun day. I went to my pal Marvin’s house. We spent the afternoon in his shop getting our maple sap bags ready to hang for the upcoming season. I am getting more excited every day. The season is about a month away … and I can barely wait 😮

I will be busily cleanning and getting things ready. I am not much for housework. In fact I am not too sure that I have ever done any. Well, not much anyway! I do however, enjoy getting things ready in the sugarhouse. It is a big job to wipe down all the dust and sweep everything out.

The shelves will all need cleaned before the boxes containing the new empty jugs can be put away. I like to wipe everything down…even clean the windows! I am not real sure why I clean the windows, because the steam makes it a bit hard to see out, but I do it anyway. I am sure my mom would be amazed… I know my wife is!

I need to inventory my supplies. I am sure I need some new syrup filters, sap filters, a new wood bit for tapping and some smaller syrup jugs. We haven’t determined how many of the pints and half pint jugs we need yet. I am sure there will be more that I have not thought of yet, but I am making progress!


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Would love to visit when you get started; I can taste the sap tea already. Brings back many memories!

Comment by Aunt June

I agree. You by all means come we’ll have that tea and share a memory or two …hundred!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

One of mom’s favorite times of year! I read when I can I promise!!! I Love you!

Comment by Mindy




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