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A Great Problem
March 1, 2016, 9:49 am
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March 1, 2016

I have been very busy. My off farm job had kept me hopping last week along with all that goes with making maple syrup. Yesterday we gathered over one thousand gallons of maple sap. Today I will boil it all down. That job begins right after all the farm critters have been fed. I am very busy, but that is a great problem.

I expect visitors to the sugarhouse today. Sounds like several families will be coming. I get to explain the process to adults and children alike. It is hard to say if anyone will go home and try it in their backyard but you never know who your sharing may inspire. Perhaps a small boy will be amazed and one day become a sugar maker himself. Or maybe a little girl will be touched by my words and go on to make maple candy in a small shop in a large city. I don’t know, but I do know that it is my destiny to share what I know.

The weeks end looks cold. This is just what we need to keep the trees dripping. The cold also give me a couple days off from making maple syrup to catch up on other farm chores. I have taken some time off from work to spend in the woods and on the farm. I am excited to be here. This is my “land cruise”. I will do all sorts of things and be a busy as possible, but that is a  great problem!


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You have inspired this family of 5. We look forward to discovering our sugar maples and tapping in to a whole new, educational project. We really enjoyed our visit yesterday, to Riceland Meadows, and your uplifting spirit, all while busily tending to your sap boiling. I know I could see a new spark of interest in a few homeschoolers. Thank you for being you and following your heart. Sincerely, the Lynch Family

Comment by Rhonda Lynch

Thank you for coming and for your nice comments. It was nice to share the day with nice people and their respectful children. I enjoyed meeting your family again and for finally meeting your hubby. I think you both made good choices!

Comment by ricelandmeadows




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