Friday, March 15, 2013

i'm back..sorta

So you may or may not have noticed I've been MIA for a while. I have been unplugged! Hahaa
No blogging for me. I didn't have much of anything to say, well let me reword that, because if you know me I usually can find something to talk about, I didn't have anything I was going to blog about. I've been using my time otherwise. I'll let you know what I've been up too. Don't worry it gets better!
For starters I've been knitting the two baby blankets. One is done, the other is coming along nicely. I'm trying out a new pattern. I'll post a pic later.
 I've actually read two books too. Really good ones.  True stories at that! I love to read, but I'm the kinda reader that won't put it down until I'm done the book. I can read fast so that is good! Also the book has to grab my attention real fast and hold it. Oh and neither book was about farming! 
No I have not been successful at finishing all the laundry either, try as I may. Nor getting all the house work done, which I'm neglecting by sitting here typing!
My sister came over and we created something wonderful! I'll tease you with that and show you a pic later! But I'll tell you it was something sweet and pastry like!
And the kiddos and I have been banging out the home school days. I finally feel like we are almost to the home stretch! 
But something fun we have been up to farm wise is tapping, collecting, boiling, and finishing off maple syrup! It's a time consuming and sticky business, but we love it! The weather has been ok. Had some snowy days that were just a dusting, down pours of rain, and some really great days of sunny warm and cold nights. Which is what you want. Above freezing during the day and freezing at night. I've got some maple syrup finishing off as I type this. My husband is in the sap house boiling down some more! 
So here are a few pics to see of the maple syrup stuff we do!

Takes a little time to get this picture. The sap dripping off the end of the spicket! But I do love that!

 Some of my loved ones collecting sap! It started to snow while we were collecting.

 Some cows of a neighbors. Nice looking herd I think!  They were watching us with interest. Wondering what we were doing.

A shot of down the road. I liked the way it looked so here I show you. Nice quiet country road dontcha think?
Well I'll be back sometime soon! Have a great day all!


  1. Glad to see you back! My blogging has slowed down a bit too ... love that you make your own maple syrup!

  2. It looks really cold, but pretty. We enjoyed some 70+ weather the last few days. It was awesome - the painful sunburn!!!!!
    You are soo lucky to be able to make syrup every year, have fun ☺

  3. Nice to see you back! Maple syrup...yum. I just read an article about trees I can tap around here for syrup. Like I need another thing to do!