On March 24, I took the girls to the Blandford Nature Center to learn about the making of maple syrup. Having learned about sugar making in the Little House books, the girls were very excited to see it with their own eyes.
Since we have the audio version of “Little House in the Big Woods,” we listened to a refresher while having breakfast that morning. Kayla knew exactly which chapter to go to—“The Sugar Snow.”
It was a cool but sunny day, perfect for a walk along the sugarbush trail. Here are some photos from the day. We learned a lot, especially from the “sugar maker.” We were the only ones in the sugar house at the time, and he explained things so the girls could understand and also answered our questions.