Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tappin' Time

March in Western PA means two things... Mud and Maple Syrup.  You got to go through one to get to the other.

We tap of course for the sweetness of the syrup, but mostly, we tap because we do this together.  I realized while watching The Woodsman, the kids and Farmer Dan collect sugar water and sit around the fire that this is how we create love.

Some things never lose their magic - I drank a fresh, just tapped, drop myself.

It's also great to see how much the kids are able to do independently from year to year.

No need for fancy gifts - let's just spend meaningful time together.  It's a sweetness that will last far longer than the syrup.

Love you Daddy!

1 comment:

  1. Same thing going on in our neck of the woods, but our season is about over. We don't have a sugar camp, but I sure would like to, one day. Happy sugaring a clinker for me.