Saturday, March 1, 2008
Lion or Lamb??
So what did March come in as in your part of the country?? I think you can guess what it came in here in Smethport Pa...This is a picture out my back window...and you could say "Baby it's cold outside"! But one thing March does signal is that the end is near...winter that is:)
My grandma use to call these late winter storms "SUGAR SNOWS"...living here in Northwest Pa we are so blessed with thousands and thousands of Maple trees as well (as other hardwoods.) With the sun coming out during the day and the temps dropping at night it makes for perfect Maple syrup conditions....it is one of my all time favorite memories making syrup with my uncle...
We actually consider it another season around here....across the state line in Portville Ny the Sprague
family has built an empire around the sweet liquid...You can actually watch them make the syrup right in the building!
Well now I'm hungry for some Pure Maple syrup so I better go get the pancakes going!
Have a wonderfully sweet day!