Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Maple Sugaring at Five Rivers
I had a great afternoon with my girls and the Brownie Troop at Five Rivers. The girls learned all about how they make maple syrup, starting with how they collect the sap. All of my senses were awakened. My eyes were wide open and I stopped to see many things that others didn't. My ears were listening to the chirping of the birds and the chatter of the girls. Oh, did my nose enjoy the sweet smell of the boiling sap being made into syrup. It smelled wonderful. And at the end we even had a taste test to see if you could tell the difference between pure maple syrup and pancake syrup. But better than that was when I tried what I like to call a grown up lollipop, no artificial colors or flavors...a maple sugar lollipop. It was the first time I ever saw them, it was really good.
This was the cutest thing ever, Amy couldn't see through the binoculars so Emily figured out a way to help her all on her own. As a friend of my said when I showed her the picture, "now that's teamwork."
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