This has been a crazier than normal crazy kind of week. The weather can’t decide if it is winter or spring. One day mud, the next a snow storm. It snowed so bad one day, hubby actually got a snow day off work. Too bad for the oldest country kid, we homeschool. No snow days for him! LOL
After that freak accident I told you about last week (getting a concussion from a cookie sheet) I thought I would have filled my injury quota for a few month, but sadly no. While running our sap evaporator, I tripped in a hole hidden by some leaves, while carrying a 5 gallon bucket of sap. I face planted in the mud and dog poo (gag) and was completely soaked by the 5 gallons of sap.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, earlier in the day the wash machine had died (with a load in it) and the oldest country kid killed the dryer by stuffing it with sopping wet clothes, so I had no clean towels to shower up with after my trip and fall. I just want to go on record and say I officially hate leap day and am thankful it only comes once every four years!
|“Mom!! Do you mind?!?! I am trying to lay an egg here!!!”|
|I chopped the wood, started the fire, and got our sap evaporator up |
and running. Time to turn sap into syrup! It’s sugaring time!!
|Boiling down our maple syrup concentrates! So pretty, smelled amazing, can’t wait to eat!|
|I got my ducks in a row!!! Early morning water cooler chit chat.|
|Okay, so his shirt is too small (and a Halloween theme) and he |
didn’t put a jacket on, but he did manage to dress himself and
remember his snow boots!
|Silly, silly ducks! We were forecasted to get around 12 inches of snow, but did they care? |
If I had let them, they probably would have been completely covered!
|The snow plows were out in force, but even with their hard work evident all over their faces, |
they didn’t make a dent in the 12+ inches of snow we received the previous 24 hours.
|The littlest country kid, playing in his fort I made him, and all his amazing imagination!|
|Who needs a movie to have a little popcorn?!? Grumpy Goldie LOVES getting treats |
in the coop to break up the winter boredom.
|My three girls (Buffy, Goldie, and Ester) always make me smile. Little do they know, they |
are going to be getting three little sisters this spring!