Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sugarbush Festival

The maple syrup festival was only a 35 minute drive, but it felt like a world away. Lots of trees, remnants of snow clinging to muddy ground, woodfires with the sweetest smelling smoke, and cold, crisp morning air. I know I've been longing for spring, but the festival was a wonderful cold weather activity.

the approach (so blue)

mom's waffle breakfast


my pancake breakfast



another woodpile (love them)

icicles and log for sawing

There were lots of things to do: seeing the tapped trees in the woods, touring the sugar house, eating lots of homecooked food, browsing craft booths, warming by the fire, throwing axes, and more. The festival continues this weekend, and I'd highly recommend going if you're in the area.

Oh, and thanks to Sue for recommending the maple cotton candy. It tastes so sweet and toasty!

Wishing you a day filled with sweetness!


  1. What a fun trip!

  2. We're not quite ready for sap harvesting here in NYS. But, I love all things maple (the trees, the syrup, the candy). I really appreciate this posting!

  3. That looks like such fun. And your pancake breakfast...whew! Yummmmmm.

  4. That all sounds wonderful, Allison..! I know most people are done with winter, but I'm actually holding on to it and enjoying it - for I know that as soon as the weather turns, the heat and humidity will take over here where I live, and summer will feel even longer than winter to me... :)


  5. oh god. now i am hungry. yum!
    i got a very full box today! thank you. you really shopped! i love everything!


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