Friday, April 18, 2008

Maple Heritage Museum

Wheelers Maple Heritage Museum is located in MacDonald Corners, Ontario, Canada. Housed in a dove-tail log building with a cathedral pine rafter ceiling, the museum boasts 2000 square feet of exhibit space and an extensive collection of all things maple (including sugar molds, sap buckets, production equipment and tools). For more information, see the website or call 613:278-2090.

Festival of the Maples in Perth, Ontario

Perth, "in the heart of maple syrup country in Eastern Ontario", holds its annual Festival of the Maples on the last Saturday in April (this year, that's 26 April).

Not One, but Two Pancake Breakfasts!

The 11th annual Maple Syrup Festival takes place in Powassan, Ontario, Canada, on 26 April.

Two pancake breakfasts are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. that day: one at St. Mary's Anglican Church and the other at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

Main Street will be filled with activities until 4 p.m.: sheep shearing, wool spilling, Scottish Heavy Events demos, antique car displays, West Coast Lumberjack show...and more. Of course, there'll be tours to the sugar bush!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Quatrain by Jordan Webb

Drill the holes and gather the sap.
12 pm, the time to set the fire.
Afternoon, we poured the syrup and placed the caps.
Work done we now retire.