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
Children can learn to apply themselves to difficult tasks, and become self-disciplined adults by investing large amounts of time, energy, and effort in designing their own studies and self-directing their learning.
Or would these children-become-adults be empowered by years of personal decision making and experience - growing up in an atmosphere of unconditional support, clear boundaries, and positive role models - to seek after and make happen those things they want to accomplish in life?
"But once you break down that wall, run your first ultra, run your second ultra, and then realize you're hooked-all those lies you believed about yourself are exposed. And it's easier to see yourself as you really are - stong, courageous, and able.