It’s spring. Daffodils are in full bloom, there are swarms of gnats by the pond and bees are drunkenly sashaying around in the air. Yet snow is predicted in the next week. In April.
SO. While most of you aren’t thinking of fires in the fireplace right now, I am. There was fresh snow in Vermont last weekend, and it was so cold that I had the wood-burning stove going the whole time, and the sap wasn’t even flowing during the warmest parts of the day. I still managed to get one quart’s worth of maple syrup made, thanks to a little warm front.
Real maple syrup is so worth it. I remind myself that when I’m boiling down ten gallons of sap for a day and end up with this small amount of liquid gold:
Now I’m thinking of what goes well with fresh maple syrup…
Cold weather. Wood for stoves and fireplaces. Right.
I’m always looking for a unique holder for logs. By taking a thick slab of wood and two antique barrel rings, the Log Holder was born.
There’s just something so beautifully raw and rustic when you incorporate metal with wood.
Now I’m off to make pancakes.
The Log Holder: $49