Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 138/365 It’s time to go, Easter eggs


     You’re never to old to decorate Easter eggs, not to mention hunting for them on Easter morning. I bought two dozen for my grandkids to decorate, even though they are a little beyond the believing age. A good time had by all. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 137/365 It's time to go, sap


The ancient maple tree in our back yard decided to deliver its sap to us without even being asked. During the night a few pints of sap flowed out of it, gathered on the trunk, and froze there. We couldn't turn down this generous gift from our faithful old friend, and decided to use it as nature intended... for maple syrup.

After a few steps involving chopping, boiling , straining and pouring, our tree provided us with a full mason jar of 100% authentic maple syrup, no additives or sweeteners involved.

The next and only question is:  Do we pour it on our  waffles, or  do we take ten more minutes to add butter, cook it, and turn it into maple sugar?