With the balmy weather this week, the maple sap has been flowing like mad. When I went to check the trees yesterday, all five buckets were full like this. It took me two trips to haul it all out of the sugar bush.
We've got more than 50 litres of sap already, so I'll start boiling it down today outside over an open fire.
On Wednesday I was hanging out with the bees; today I'm making maple syrup. When the work and school day is done, my family will join me to roast marshmallows around the fire.
This kind of living offers as many challenges as it does joys, and there are days I feel tired and spent and overwhelmed. Then there are days like today when I feel so full -- full of gratitude and love for my life.