Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Lessons

The sweet, clear sap drips slowly and the children run from pail to pail, comparing the levels in each.

They find moths and sticks and things that shouldn't be there... like Jacob's head.

How did the pioneers do it? How does this stuff become
maple sugar? It's difficult to imagine.

They recognize the cauldrons from the pictures in the books we've been reading.

But HOW does it happen?

This gentleman is kind enough to teach them all about it!

They watch in wonder.

Here it comes!

Mmmmm, it tastes so good!


Sugar Bush Horses

Mommies and Aunties


Camille said...

Oh I LOVE this post!! How FUN!! I am so jealous that you can take your kids to see that...I have always wanted to, but BC is not where it happens! What a great day for you and your kids.

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I REALLY appreciate the comment you left on my most recent post ~ some great insight there. Thank you!

Sisters said...

I like the one with Jacob's head in the bucket :)
So funny.

Kathy S. said...

This is like reliving the past for me! We did a homeschool field trip to a Maple Syrup farm when my kids were little too!! They had antiques, the big pots just like here, and the horse drawn wagon...

Great fun!!

The Maretzki Family said...

We've been to 3 maple syrup places this spring! It is very fun.

JoAnn said...

So cool! Little House in the Big Woods! I want to be around maple syrup trees. lucky.

Pure Perseverance said...

Fun, fun, fun! We are reading Miracles on Maple Hill at the moment. This is exactly what we wanted to see! Awesome! Thanks for the virtual tour ;o)