Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sugar Shackin'

Last weekend we met up with some friends and partook in maple sugar season! Every year about this time the sap drips from the maple trees and the sugar farmers cook it down all day and all night for as long as it runs. Many people have maple trees on their property and participate in this seasonal event. For us non-sugaring folks, we have to visit a sugar shack in order to enjoy the maple syrup that comes from the trees and farmers' hard work.
When you go to a sugar shack it's fun to get "sugar on snow". The nice old ladies at the counter serve you a scoop of snow, a CUP of maple syrup, an old fashioned doughnut, and a dill pickle! When you pour the syrup on the snow, it turns to a taffy like substance and is deliciously sweet. You can also dip your doughnut into the maple syrup for a true Vermont maple doughnut. After you've eaten yourself sick, you take a bite of the dill pickle and the old ladies at the sugar shack told us that this is to cut the sweetness so that you can keep eating more syrup! I LOVED the whole experience, I guess any pregnant lady who gorges in pickles and maple syrup would...
Here are some pictures of our day-

Baby News!

Watch out world, here he comes! A few weeks ago we went for our 20 week ultrasound and found out that the little one is a boy. We are so excited and can't wait to meet him in August. He doesn't have a name yet, but we are making lists and picking favorites, so if anybody has a name idea send it our way. I'm getting bigger and bigger every day and so is little baby boy. Today we read in our baby book that he is now over a pound and about the size of a small doll. He's kicking a ton, and I'm pretty sure that he is practicing for the Olympics every night between 10pm and 3am.