The mud is going to be epically ridiculous this spring
Unfortunately, I did not get my yearly trek to VT for the state's Open House Weekend in late March. Besides not working into my schedule, the week before the open house, the sugar houses were not collecting sap due to the poor weather conditions and many sugar houses were not boiling. So we decided to try Western MA in the Berkshires - same issue there. I know this week and next will be great in VT! Glad I stocked up last season!
I just got back from a small, family-owned operation in the NW hills of CT and it was just nice to smell that familiar sweet aroma right off the evaporator. I bought some maple lollipops for my nephew's kids and some Maple Cream for myself. I never tried it! Any good ideas as to what to put it on? It's so sweet!
I took a friend from work there as she had no idea how syrup was made! We drove the back roads to look at the tubes and she was really surprised at the whole operation! It was quite comical. She is the ultimate city girl and as we drove to the remote sugaring shack in her Mercedes SUV, I knew I had a lot of explaining to do!
Sigh.... there's nothing like sugaring season in Vermont. Maybe next year! I truly missed my annual trek.
Hope you all are enjoying your VT maple syrup on waffles, pancakes, french toast and vanilla ice cream!!!!!
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
Dark is my favorite, but what ever grade you prefer, "Get your maple on!"
Be following you more in a couple of months, come Autumn!