• outdoors

    Sap’s Running!

    It has been many years since I have participated in the making of maple syrup. But I still remember the buckets of clear liquid that we would gather and dump into a large pot on the back of our kitchen stove. My favorite part? The smell of the syrup being cooked down. It smells so heavenly!!! You can almost taste the sweet, velvet-like substance in the kitchen as it nears perfection. While the smell is similar to cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, it also reminds me of the smells exactly like a cake my Mother used to bake when I was growing up. To this day, I still call…

  • family,  Kids,  outdoors

    A Week in the Country

    This past week I have been house sitting for my parents. It has been a lot of fun to be out in the country. This time of year is so so beautiful!! It has taken this girl a few days to adjust but I am finally getting into the swing of things. With house sitting I am also “animal sitting”. That one was interesting! I grew up with a few chickens and cows but I never really had to care for them as it was my brothers job to do that. Occasionally, I would bottle feed the baby cows, or let the bigger cows out onto their tether, and gather…