Mud and Syrup

Cold feet, warm sap.
Cold feet, warm sap.

This week the sap is flOWING! At the weekend we fired up the sap evaporator for the first time this year and it was still a bit gloomy with a touch of flurries. The cat loved the new heater.

Cat Purring Loudly.
Cat Purring Loudly.

We added a rack to get heat flowing better to the sap.

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Watch out, Kitty!
Watch out, Kitty!

Smart animals kept their distance.

Studies say 1 in 5 farm kids will enjoy sapping outside on a blustery day.
Studies say 1 in 5 farm kids will enjoy sapping outside on a blustery day.

I break for a Nala photo.

She loves sapping.
She loves sapping.

I then break for coffee and some light reading. Did you know in the US that a jury can disregard a law if they think it unjust?

Power of the People!
Power of the People!

I can’t stand still so I head down to the goats and chickens for some mud.

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http://thewickedchicken.net/2015/03/17/mud-is-healthy/

I attempt a goat and me selfie, but it’s not really successful. The John Deere cap and scrunchy will keep this shot out of the fashion manuals.

Mollie watching her footing. She detests mud.
Mollie watching her footing. She detests mud.
Mollie, stand still.
Mollie, stand still.

Yes, on sapping days there’s no such thing as glamor, but life is definitely sweet.

 

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3 thoughts on “Mud and Syrup

  1. Pancakes and waffles and cake – oh, my! Just love the thought of the sap flowing and all that means. 🙂 I served on a circuit court jury once. It was an enlightening experience and the deliberations brought a just verdict.

    1. That’s always good to hear. I was just reading about what a jury of one’s peers meant to the founding fathers. They actually felt that people who really knew the defendant personally should be jurors. They would know best th circumstances of the case and the character of the man. Of course this has it’s flaws too, but we have a lot more power than we think.

      I’m going to eat some oatmeal with maple syrup now. 🙂

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