Saturday, March 13, 2010

Raise your hand if... your son has been boiling sap over the open fire in the back yard since about 6:30 this the end of today, we will (hopefully) have about 3/4 of a gallon of syrup!

My husband started a charcoal fire for hot dogs, hamburgs and all the fixins, and my son's friends have been coming and going all day. The weather is gray, drizzly, windy and chilly, but no one is really bothered by it; we've been standing in the barn, just smelling the sweet smell. I've been a picture-taking fool, so I'll share some with you soon.

Have a happy Saturday. :)


  1. Now pretell....what do we have to do to get on the homemade maple syrup I-want-to-purchase-a bottle list? :) Sounds like a wonderful day!
    Can't wait to see more photos! I love anything that is homemade! I made some blackberry syrup and have been thinking about pancakes all morning...the kitchen is calling me!

    Warmly, Nancy

  2. Looks like someons is having too much fun!
    Looking forward to seeing more!

    How long till your break? When is your last day of school?


  3. Hi galz! We did have a lot of was a perfect remedy to an otherwise crappy week at work. Our spring vaca doesn't start til the third week of April, but I feel a sick day coming on! (coughcough).

    I asked my son if he was going to "bottle" any of the 3/4 of a gallon and it seems as if they're buying the tiny maple-leaf bottles to do just that! How cute is that?! I'll keep ya posted. :)

  4. Carol, sounds yummy. A good way to make a rainy day better. How much syrup did you get?

  5. Hi Tammy. We got just under one gallon and it tastes wonderful! It's too bad this only comes once a year!