It has been a long time since I got off my tuckus and wrote anything. Not that this will be a long one but I need to make the effort to try and get back at it.
One of my favorite things about the Farm is definitely maple season. It is not just the smells and the final product (although that is fantastic) it is something about being in that building with the evaporator going. It makes me “feels” like I was a kid again. Remembrances of my Grandfather giving me more maple to eat despite my Father’s wishes for me to slow down. Drinking sap from a big ladle out of the holding tanks. Swinging down from the steps on the lumber cross-piece by the back door. Drinking out of the big metal mug with the see through bottom.
All of them great memories and it makes me smile to see my kids enjoying the same ones.