Friday, 6 March 2009

It's Still Winter Here

Here are some more photos of winter in Eastern Ontario, just for the fun of it. The first one is Little Stuff's mother, the ED, tapping a 'spile' into a tree in maple syrup season. A very long ago maple syrup season. I think she was around twelve in this shot.
Here is a shot of the trails the deer make when they come in to feed on the corn and 'deer ration' we spread out for them.
And here is Little Stuff on her spandy new high tech snowshoes. This was a different day than the one when she took off running across the field in them, caught a snowshoe and had her little red clad foot pull out of the snowshoe and boot. She lay on her back with the red foot up in the air like a danger flag and laughed and laughed. Until I waded out to her and shoved the foot back into the boot, snow and all. 'That's COLD Grama' she shrieked. We went back inside.
I'm really thrilled to be posting at Canada Moms Blog and have just put up my first post there which references this one, or would if I had not typed the link improperly. I will try to figure out how to get the button attachement for this site onto my blog --- as soon as I recover from my first experience with Typepad. This recovery may take a while and some black coffee and maybe some chocolate. But the Canada Moms Blog is a really neat concept and has some super good bloggers on it (besides me, of course. Erm?). Take a look if you can.

5 comments:

  1. Love tapping trees with my kids. Actually we hoodwink grandpa into doing it with them but I sure like to be there to smell it all up. Good stuff.

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  2. It was all fun - poor lil'stuff. I wish I could bring Shammy and play ...

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  3. One day when you have time I'd like to see a post about how you get maple syrup out of a tree.

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  4. Kaye, I will be glad to do that. I will have to scan photos so it may take me a bit. In the meantime, you can find good info on http://www.wheelersmaple.com/production/. We know the Wheeler family quite well and it is a very interesting site. It's a big commercial operation which is why it has the fancy website.

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  5. We're buried in snow in the BC Interior as well. BOO.

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