Saturday, March 29, 2008

Family Day

We went to the MN Landscape Arboretum this morning for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast featuring their maple syrup. There was a self-guided tour of the maple trees and sugarhouse. They had volunteers at the stations to explain things. I now know why maple syrup isn't cheap! We have two maple trees on our property and might attempt to tap them next spring and get a serving of syrup!

Mr. Nolan

Ms. Avrie

I had no idea that the sap was just like water. The only sap I know is pine tree sap. I guess that was what I was expecting.
1 gallon of sap = 1/2 cup syrup

Riding his tractor in the backyard this afternoon. The Big Cheese.

A wind-'em-down story. Which promptly wound them up...to play alligator in the big lagoon with Daddy. The big lagoon being the floor.

4 comments:

Lani said...

It must have been all that sugar from the maple syrup! ;) Our "wind down" story time doesn't seem to work out that way, either. Thank goodness for Daddy's to swim in the swamp with.

Lani said...

What was I thinking... not the swamp... the lagoon.

Mindy said...

we didn't do maple syrup this year and i'm sad although i hated all the work at the time. we are out though and now i have to pay $11 a quart.

ethel said...

i can't believe i've lived this long on earth and never realized sap was clear. wow..i love this blog thing..ya learn something new everyday! thanks!