We were supposed to go away this weekend, but our cows still have not calved so those plans were scraped, and we are trying to enjoy ourselves here. On Friday I collected maple sap from tapping two of our maple trees the day before. Here are the spiles in the trees, the trees themselves and the 5 gallons collected.
We had a bonfire party Friday evening. We burned quite a bit of the cottonwood that night and enjoyed the company of family and friends. It was quite enjoyable. Below are photos of the fire and its sparks as well as a video of it.
On Saturday I was able (for the first time) to attend Saint Distaff’s Day in Monroe. I caught up with my great sheepy friends John and Eliz. Here are the spinners there:
Then I picked up our unsmoked pork from Silvana Meats and delivered some of it to its new owners.
Today I boiled the sap from our maple tree most of the day.
We visited my mother-in-law to educate me in how to quilt. I am wanting to make a lap blanket from my great-grandmother’s wool batting and bits of some of my favorite clothing items over the years.
When we came home I finished up the maple syrup and here it is.
The plan is to have pancakes in the morning!