While the local maple syrup season was a challenge and without a doubt one of the poorest I have had on the farm. Just up the road from me is a different zone and while he had a very short season, he did get one..
I love the little signs in the driveways.. handmade and hand painted.. Fresh eggs, Maple Syrup, Honey, Fire Wood for sale..
When you don’t get your own, support local, when you can support local to the point of a five min walk or a nice short horse back ride even better. Its amazing to me how over the years I have found so many small second business within 30 mins give or take around the farm.
This years crop of maple syrup is dark and rich, a fine blend indeed and I bought a years supply of it off Farmer M.. You can see it in the little bowl.. what amazing color, what outstanding flavour.. he got the best run over five days inbetween two major cold snaps.
We had our first meal with it, other then dipping in fingers to the little bowl to try it when it came home.. I had some older bread to use up and French Toast made with sheep’s milk, farm fresh eggs, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg with butter and fresh local maple syrup hit the spot for supper (don’t you just love having breakfast dinners sometimes)