Monday, March 28, 2011

Maple Syrup Time

March 26 and 27

Karine was working on the weekend, so we dropped in to lend a hand with the sap boiling.  They had already boiled enough sap to have several jars of syrup ready to become wedding guest gifts but more were needed. Kirk and Grant managed the boiler, while Barbara entertained Samuel inside.  He did come out to help too and tried his sled with Reuben (Henk and Jodi's dog) on board and tried some warm fruit with sap from the boiler. Bill cooked some lunch on the BBQ after Kirk borrowed a propane tank from Jim next door. 

On Sunday, Bill was birding, but Barbara came up again to help Kirk, Samuel and the dogs with the boiling. They snacked on some toasted bread dipped in sap - yum! It seemed to ease the teething gums.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Maple Sap Boiling

March 20,

We went for spring skiing, then dropped in to 47 to see the family.  They had the boiler going in Henk's yard.  With their 10 trees and the neighbour's 10, there was lots of sap running.
Samuel was sleeping, but his cousin Hunter was there along with the rest of the family including the other grandparents.

 After a good rest, Samuel got up and tried his new boots.  They are red with a fireman theme, but they aren't much use for crawling.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Uncle Craig comes to visit

March 6, 2011

Craig had a business trip to Ottawa, so naturally stayed with us.  Karine had a friend visiting from Montreal, so they went shopping while Kirk, Samuel, Boots and Bagel came over to visit with Craig.

We had a light lunch, featuring peanut butter and jam muffins made by Craig,
then went for a walk to try out some sledding on the fresh snow.  Grant and Kirk took turns sliding with Samuel.  Afterwards, Samuel had a rest while the guys played a game of Pick Two before supper.