The Syrup Farm
Mom, Jacob, Kelly, Lucy and I went on a tour of a syrup farm yesterday. It's the Merry Lea Maple Sugaring Program at Yoder Sugar Bush. If you live in the area, you should definitely check it out because it's absolutely fascinating, and we need to keep programs like this open. We found out through ACRES Land Trust, who does so much good in Indiana attempting to buy up and preserve land and keeping new and unnecessary subdivisions out.
It was a very muddy, windy, rainy day. But darn it, we wanted some syrup, so we trudged on. We made Jacob carry the girl umbrella because girls are mean like that.
(I'm loving the cartoon and spotlight features in Kodak Easyshare, so a lot of the photos may look kind of funky with the cartoon feature on, but I went kind of crazy with it)
Tapping the tree
(This was a dead one that they use for demonstrations so they don't put holes in all of the good trees)
This little girl was so cute...I really wanted to get a picture of her face. She kept popping her head up, and then when I tried to take a picture of her, she'd pop back down. Her brother was cute, too, but I would have felt awkward asking these people if I could take pictures of their kids.
This is the room where they make the syrup.