filled day for all... Yesterday was another busy one - errands to do, things to get ready for our Guild meeting, both Choir and Guild to attend... Acckkkk.. I think I need a few days on a hot sunny beach somewhere to re-charge...
Saturday (St. Patrick's Day) Laura and I attended Sugarbush Weekend at Kings Landing. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were many in attendance which was great to see. There is always a big Pancake and Maple Syrup breakfast (with beans, bacon, sausages, eggs, toast and beverage too!!) - it's a fundraiser for the local Ground Search and Rescue team, and I think they did very well - there appeared to be a constant lineup of hungry folks waiting for a seat.
It was great to walk around the Landing once again, this was my first "winter" visit. Of course we had to have some yummy Maple Candy - boiling syrup poured on fresh snow to harden, then it is rolled up on a stick..so sweet and good... Many people have little idea about the whole maple industry and how maple products (syrup, sugar, butter and candy) are made. This event at least gives an idea of the process although today's industry has
certainly come a long way from how it was done in the 1800's. Today's miles of plastic tubing and huge evaporators are much more efficient than the old spiles and cans hung on trees, and boiling in a huge iron pot over an open fire... But it is good for people to see how it was done in the past. And maple candy on the snow is as popular as ever, especially with the children! (Even big kids... like us...) I just read on the KL site that they served 2,370 Sticks of Maple Candy over the weekend...wonder how many it will be next weekend?
Laura loved seeing her large KL "family" - there were lots of happy shrieks and hugs. We enjoyed lunch and hot cider at the Kings Head Inn, and just, overall, loved being back at one of our most favourite places in N.B. The Landing sure looks different with snow on the ground... All in all a great day spent with my darlin' daughter... I hope you enjoy my photos....
If you couldn't make it to KL Sugarbush last weekend, you have one more chance- it is running again this coming weekend - March 24 and 25 - Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 -5pm. Go with an empty stomach (real empty) so you can partake in the Pancake Breakfast too!! Breakfast is served 8:30-1:30.
"A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable." ~ Thomas Jefferson