Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Sap is Running

Good down to the last drop!
The boys finally got a successful tap last Friday and Saturday, off several of our Birch trees.  Everyone was so excited!  It pretty much tastes like water with a hint of sweetness.  I've never had raw Maple tap so I don't really have anything to compare the flavor too.

Little Boy's drinking cup hung in hopeful anticipation...
It was refreshingly cold and a sign that we're one step closer to Spring!  We also saw our first Bumble bee today.  I hope he had plenty of Winter fat to fall back on... I'm afraid he'll be like the bird that Noah let loose from the ark and couldn't find anything to rest on.  There's not a flower in sight up here and won't be for a long time.

I sat on the greenhouse steps today and pondered the wonderfulness of hope... Spring will come, the snow is melting, grass is popping up, and we even saw a "Painted Lady" butterfly a few days ago!  These are all positive signs of the seasons changing. 

What other seasons of life do we find ourselves going through?  Let's spot the hopefulness of change and look forward to it with joyful expectation of the future.  We have a choice to linger on doubts, worry, or imaginations of impending doom, but we could also choose to set our hopes high... so high in fact that we are resting at the right hand of Jesus, rejoicing in His victory already won at the cross.


  1. I choose to set my hopes high too! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I didn't know syrup came from birch trees too?

  2. Wonderful post and thank you for the reminder to set our sights on God and what He has in store for us. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. I hope and pray that we face our seasons of change with our eyes on our Lord. Blessings