Making maple syrup means we see a lot of trees. Thousands of them, actually. The view is lovely; enjoy some of our daily scenery.
Syrup has caused more eloquent exclamation than “Yum!” (Although we do agree that this is a top-notch response.) Have a look at Robert Frost’s thoughts on sugaring:
“Evening in a Sugar Orchard”
From where I lingered in a lull in march
outside the sugar-house one night for choice,
I called the fireman with a careful voice
And bade him leave the pan and stoke the arch:
‘O fireman, give the fire another stoke,
And send more sparks up chimney with the smoke.’
I thought a few might tangle, as they did,
Among bare maple boughs, and in the rare
Hill atmosphere not cease to glow,
And so be added to the moon up there.
The moon, though slight, was moon enough to show
On every tree a bucket with a lid,
And on black ground a bear-skin rug of snow.
The sparks made no attempt to be the moon.
They were content to figure in the trees
As Leo, Orion, and the Pleiades.
And that was what the boughs were full of soon.
Roxbury Mountain Maple will be one of the maple producers participating in this year’s New York Maple Weekend.
March 17th–18th and 24th–25th from 12pm -6pm.
Each day will include an assortment of activities, such as:
Come and enjoy a taste of maple. Also, bring the kids and get a little taste of farm life by meeting Rodney the steer, Penelope the goat and our adorable baby chicks!
For more information give us a call as well as check out the New York Maple Weekend’s website at www.mapleweekend.com.
Thanks for dropping by! We hope to use this blog to keep you updated on how things are going on Roxbury Mountain, and maybe to provide you with some interesting maple tips and recipes. Come back later for more!