OFF TOPIC (Sort of): Sugaring in SCentral MA Open House Weekend Today!
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!