For someone like me that never wants Winter to leave, these sugar shack trips are the last hurrah before Spring moves in. No matter how warm it is at home, the sugar shacks seem to always still have snow at this time of year. I get my last snow fix.
A nice old Ford tractor.
The shopping area. The shacks sell everything they make. A lot of shacks now sell maple cotton candy and this year we bought our first maple peanut butter.
Maple shots anyone? Each sugar shack offers samples of all of the grades of maple syrup they make. You can taste everything from the lightest grade A (mild) to the darkest amber (robust). It used to be that the lightest was the most expensive and the most popular. You could buy the dark syrup very cheap. Not anymore! People have caught on that the dark syrup is more concentrated and has a better flavor. Right now, all the grades are priced equally.
I would like to have a maple syrup window in my house.
Vintage syrup tins.
On the way home we stopped at a wonderful pottery shop.
Be still my heart. I love pottery.
They were selling insect hotels which impressed The Blog tech since he built one for the community he works in last year.
I was so good. I didn't buy any pottery though it was tough walking away from it.