Thursday, February 26, 2009


As I looked out my window this morning, I saw a sign of spring! With a tear in my eye I had to look beyond my beloved 27 year old Sugar Maple tree, split right down the middle. The Hawthorne, completely bent over as if bowing to Mother Nature. My favorite, a white Donald Wyman Crab Apple completely gone. But Alas, there are two trucks at the end of my driveway, oh it's the Parson boys, farmers from down the road. This can only mean one thing, it's sap time!!!! The tubing is strung among the Sugar Maples and barrels set in place. In New England, this means spring is close at hand. The fragrance of sweet maple sugar will soon be in the air!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh sweet Spring!