As this was Massachusetts' open house weekend for maple syrup, we hit a fantastic sugaring operation in Granville. State of the art reverse osmosis and brand new 12' evaporator complete with our burly guide dressed in red and black checked attire and cap! Pulling into the parking lot, I opened the windows and in flew that sweet aroma of the sap flowing out the evaporator into the winter air. OMG I was in maple syrup heaven! I practically ran into the sugarhouse! Now that it is in my blood, I am ready to hit the backroads of southern Vermont and taste that sweet stuff to my heart's content!
The backroads of southern MA felt like I was in Vermont. Today was scrumptious! Blue bird skies and no clouds, lots of pure white snow and winding back roads paralleled by steel buckets collecting the sap. The forests were so dense and beautiful. Doesn't get any better than this! A splendid day indeed!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
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Now what that means for me? I'm back in MA tomorrow morning to hit the sugaring trail and one of the restaurants for pancakes and fresh maple syrup and then on to Vermont on Sunday for Whitingham's open house! A jackpot weekend with all things maple and I'm very excited There's a lot of snow up north which makes for great photo ops. My favorite shot is a winding back road with sap buckets on all the trees "topped off" with an azure blue sky.
I hope you all get to enjoy this wonderful maple syrup season whatever state you choose. Buy local!!!