Maple Miracles

It’s March, and even without their colorful leaves, the maples still look majestic.

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Mr. Masters is tapping the sugar maples this morning, and he invites us to grab a bucket and come along to help with this first step in the maple sugaring process.

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It’s my first time on snowshoes, and the snow in the woods is still so deep I sink down knee-deep. I feel like Big Foot. Hiking through the woods is going to be harder than we imagined.

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We reach the first tree, and Mr. Masters drills the hole and then taps it, connecting the hose to a 5-gallon bucket.

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The sap isn’t running yet.

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But with tomorrow’s high of 41 degrees, we are all hopeful it will be running soon.

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The time to tap more trees is now, and tapping more trees means Mr. Masters needs help drilling and tapping and fetching buckets.

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It’s a beautiful, warm day, and the maple miracles are coming soon.

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So on and on we march through the deep, deep snow — waiting with great hope for all the goodness that is to come.

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“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

-Psalm 27:13-14

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3 thoughts on “Maple Miracles

    1. That’s one of my favorites, too, Susie. Have you seen the Little House picture books? The illustrations for the “Sugar Snow” one are just lovely.

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