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She tapped a maple tree today.

by lillybrook on March 27, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Alright, so there's ONE benefit to a March with 30 degree nights and 40 degree days: maple sap! Today Olivia's preschool class went on a field trip to tap the trees, and as a mom on Spring Break, I had the privilege of chaperoning. The preschoolers were adorable, and they (maple) sugared up on tree sap and syrup.

Apparently, the trees need this magic combination of cold nights and warm (but not too warm) days to produce like this. So, as you pour real maple syrup on your pancakes and waffles, say a little "thank you" to mother nature for the cold spring. I will.


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