(Yup, playing more catch up)
A while back, many places in Vermont participated in the Maple Open House Weekend where there was much celebrating of spring and sweet sap flowing through tree veins, which led to maple syrup flowing through my veins. Yum.
Since this was also the same weekend that my parents came to visit, we decided to spend the day at Shelburne Farms, which as you will see, had many farm animals in addition to delicious maple syrup. I’ve also discovered that I’m in love with sheep, big sheep and little sheep (lambs) alike.
*Note: I took a few photos of other visitors that day. If I took a photo of you and you’d rather it not be shown on this blog, please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks!*
These shots, while nowhere as good, remind me of this post from Pioneer Woman.
“But where’s all the maple syrup? You began the post with something about the deliciousness of maple syrup and 25 photos later, there’s still NOTHING about maple syrup.”
Sorry about that. I got caught up with all of the cuteness.
On to the maple syrup.
Shelburne Farms had a contest that weekend where you had to hunt for “tree cookies” (discs of wood): wooden (naturally) coloured discs got you maple candy, silver cookies got you maple sugar, and gold cookies got you half a pint of maple syrup.