Monday, March 23, 2015
Yesterday was Maine Maple Sunday. In years past, we've visited a few sugar shacks, but yesterday, although we thought about it, it was just too darn blustery and downright cold. I heard at one of the maple operations in the area that they use about 4 cord of wood to get their 'sweet sugar'. Can you just imagine how much maple syrup they bottle and sell? That's a lot of wood. My woodstove only gobbles about 2 1/2 cord all winter long. A little maple sugar trivia here. It takes 40 gallons of maple sap to get one gallon of pure maple syrup. If we had partook in the festivities yesterday, I probably wouldn't bought any syrup. What for, really. I'm not into pancakes. Once or twice a year, I'll get a bit frisky and want to make some blueberry pancakes, but that's about it. I can't remember the last time I ordered them at a restaurant. If I ever hit IHOP or Denny's for breakfast, it's usually for a big meal of eggs, homefries, wheat toast and some bacon or ham.
As you can rightly see, I'm a sinner.
While those near me, from time to time, call into question my dietary habits, I think I'm pretty good.
Ya, I 'fall off the wagon' from time to time...