Sunday, April 1, 2012

Maple Syrup Season Ends~Mosaic Monday


This afternoon, Fioré and I watched as the maple syrup buckets and taps were removed from the trees. Okay, Fioré mostly goofed off.


Don't the trees look naked now?

What a disappointing season for the maple syrup harvesters. Hope that next year is a better one for them.

Joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.


Love Vee

38 comments:

  1. Pea didn't even get to do any syrup making this year.... On her annual trip to her brother's home. -sigh-

    Me'thinks we best go out and buy up however much maple syrup, we think, we will need next year. The prices will be high, later.

    Rain, gray, coolness around here. -pout- With hopes that your weekend was a prettier sight....

    :-)

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  2. Maple syrup is the only kind I buy, I love Grade B but it is impossible to find around here. I can only get dark amber Grade A. I am sure the prices will reflect the bad season. xo

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  3. I love the picture of your dear cat looking looking outside and rolling around in your mosaic. my sister asked why I didn't post more cat pictures. Maybe I'll see if I can get Princess to pose for me...have a good week Vee!

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  4. What great photos! I've never seen a maple syrup bucket hung on a tree. That's really something to see for someone from the South!

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  5. Fiore looks quite pleased to be supervising! Yes, the weather just wasn't right for the syrup this year. Too bad...less maple syrup for all us syrup lovers.

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  6. Sweet Pea in Canada didn't get syrup either. Too warm, she said.

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  7. So are you saying I should stock up on REAL maple syrup now before the prices go up? I'm sorry the season wasn't productive...
    Love the photos.

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  8. Oh no! It doesn't bode well to have a poor harvest during this awful economy.

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  9. Great pictures of Fiore! And I think that maple syrup candy is fabulous.

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  10. Vee,
    Just read your Palm Sunday post. For you, for me. How that post blessed me!
    And such a wonderful quote from one of my favorite authors.
    Thank you!

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  11. Yes, thanks for the wonderful Palm Sunday post. And your cat pictures are superb! Guess you were far more interested in what was going on than kitty was.

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  12. Love your cute kitties photos. I am sorry that the syrup harvesters had a bad year. Your photos are lovely, thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love your kitty photos. I also enjoyed the info about maple syrup. Hope you have a nice week, Vee.

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  14. Beautiful shots, love the kitty ones. Sorry to hear the syrup was not running, it was very too warm this year. Have a wonderful week:)

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  15. Vee, do the buckets belong to you? If not, who gets the syrup?

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  16. Oh I'm sorry you've had a disappointing season for your maple syrup. Not good for the harvesters or maple syrup lover, of which I am one. It's like the peach crop here, all depends on mother nature. I enjoyed your photos of the trees with their buckets and taps. Pretty window view, and your helper was certainly goofing off! Pretty kitty…….Happy Spring

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  17. I always find posts on harvesting syrup so interesting. Your kitty is just beautiful.

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  18. I had read that this was a bad year for maple syrup harvesters. I rarely eat syrup on anything, but do prefer real maple when I do. Looks like kitty is really chilled out. :-D
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

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  19. I haven't heard how the season was here in NB yet. I still see sap pails out on trees. I just wanted to say what a beautiful post you had for Palm Sunday. I always enjoy reading your Sunday posts. Hugs, Pam

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  20. I'm sure seeing the buckets gone from the trees does make the trees seem naked, Vee. Kinda like when we take down our Christmas decorations. Too bad the season didn't go well. I don't buy syrup very often- it seems to last us forever- but the real stuff really is the best! Love your mosaic of Fiore and his relaxation time. :-)Sue

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  21. Cheryl~


    The entire town is harvested by one maple sugar house. The owner went from door to door asking for permission to tap trees. Most homeowners with maple trees gave him permission. The payment is a gallon of maple syrup. The trees belong to my next door neighbor so I get the thrill of watching the process. Ironically, my neighbor doesn't like maple syrup so he's never taken his payment. I told him to cut it out! I don't think they made any more than a handful of runs this year. In a good year, they come daily and empty the buckets into a big vat on the back of their truck. Today, as they were tidying up, they just poured what was in the bucket on the ground. The price should remain steady for this year, but next year the prices will rise drastically.

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  22. I think it is so interesting to see how they harvest the syrup. Such a beautiful tree provides us with such sweetness. Sorry to hear that the harvest was not a good one. I too hope next year is better.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Looks like Fiore knows how to have a great weekend, resting and relaxing!

    A sweet dear friend brings me real maple syrup for Christmas every year when they travel to visit family in New York and Canada. YUM!

    Great mosaic!

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  24. Love your photos of Fiore...who looks so relaxed and sweet! Sorry the maple harvest wasn't so good. Do I see a wee bit of green out the window? I wish I could send you some of our warm weather, it was 88 today. That's too high for the first day of April!

    Your post yesterday was wonderful!
    Have a good week!

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  25. Popping in to say hello Vee. Looks like all is well over here at the "Haven". :)

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  26. What a disappointing season it's been for the sugar bushes. Maple Syrup season is one of the things I miss most from the east.

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  27. It's intriguing seeing the syrup extracted in this way. Thanks for sharing your great shots.

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  28. Oh my that is so cool! Ar all maple has syrup? I think we have several maple trees but nobody know how to do that. Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it.

    Spring Flowers

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  29. Lindsay didn't tap our trees this year...I guess we will have higher prices next year...

    Deanna

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  30. So much to love in this post! Sweet Fioré at the window. That lovely red ticking cushion on the window seat. The quintessential New England photos of maple syrup buckets.
    All are swoon-worthy!

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  31. This was sad to hear! I think crops form all over the NE will be effected by the unusual weather we've been having. One thing I noticed thsi spring is there are more birds than ever. A very good thing there are, as I heard there will also be more mosquitoes this summer due to the mild winter.

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  32. What? Your Fiore doesn't snoopervise these profound goings on? Shocking!

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  33. I guess colder winters are good for some things - like maple syrup. I'm sorry to hear about the poor harvest this year.
    Fioré looks like the queen of the castle! (or king)

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  34. I will be hoping with you for a better season next year. Fiore knows everything will work out. Blessings
    QMM

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  35. Sorry to hear about the harvest. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas :-) You have a lovely blog.

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  36. I remember you showing these last year. Interesting.

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