March just isn't March without mud, sunshine, snow, ice and maple syrup.
(Skip to the end of the post for good maple syrup reads)
My mom and the kids and I had a couple opportunities this weekend to celebrate the season. A hike yesterday on a local path, tapped maple trees adorning the trail.
Then an outing this morning to participate in Maine Maple Sunday festivities at A Wrinkle In Thyme, a very homey maple syrup and fiber farm. What could be better than yarn and maple syrup?
evaporator steam in sugar shackfirst run off: it takes 40 gallons to make 1 gallon of syrupfarm woolwood burning stove: there is nothing sweeter smelling than woodsmoke and maple syrupsugar shack
CBT was recommended to me by a dear trail friend last year. I'm reading this book to train myself to spot errors in my thinking, tackle toxic thoughts, and refocus and retrain my awareness. Big part of Project Home & Healing.
I usually avoid stories like these, the subject matter being too heartbreaking. But this book hasn't dragged me down the way some slavery historical fiction does. Probably because Aminata is such a strong character. Canadian author.
The first book in the series, but number 4 for me (I've been reading them out of order). Having read the last book I wonder if Penny thought out the whole series with book 1 because you see the seeds of book 10.
Enthralling alternative history, fantasy version of early 19th century America. A past-that-wasn't; a land hauntingly familiar in the throes of territorial dispute and conquest, religion and folklore, industry and invention.
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