For the third year running we drove to Critz Farms for one of their big maple weekends. This time we were lucky enough to have Bryan’s folks join us for all the sticky fun.
The best part of the trip is always the big all-you-can-eat breakfast with all-the-real-maple-syrup-you-can-pour. We almost certainly eat our price of admission in syrup alone!
Even though we were right next to the giant wood-burning stove, the girls wanted to wear their coats while we ate. It was COLD! Last year the sap wasn’t flowing because of an unusually warm spring. This time around they hadn’t had a sap run for nearly a week because the temperatures hadn’t gotten above freezing.
While we were there we also made friends with the newest member of the Strawberry Shortcake gang: Baby Blueberry Bottom.
This sign was posted near where the tractor picked people up for tours of the sugar bush. We may or may not have returned with all of our children at the end of the excursion.
It was so cold on the tractor ride we somehow forgot to take any pictures. It’s always neat to see the forest full of maples with tubing running every which way, so maybe next year we’ll get some good photos to share.
Finally, we wrapped up the day with a little birthday celebration for Grandpa Gordon, including a cake made with, what else, maple frosting.