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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tomorrow is April 1 . As I write this I think about the big, fat, fluffy snowflakes that we watched on Sunday. In Michigan, we are always fooled by the weather. A week ago tonight we had our last boiling of the season. Harold had talked of discontinuing the syrup production, but changed his mind when the vote was taken. It IS a lot of hard work. I think he just wanted to know that he wasn't the only one who wanted to do it. All of the guys have other jobs. In this day and age there are very few farmers who don't have to work off the farm, if only for medical benefits.

In my surfing, I found the blog of another primitive crafter - Valerie of Copper Creek Mercantile. Her blog is a lot like this one - thoughts about her day and updates on her crafting. She is a very talented lady and lives a couple of towns over. Our paths cross once a year at the BPA craft show held at Shepherd High School. If you get a chance, hop on over to her blog. She has a slide show of the things she makes. She's just getting back into the game after an illness and would most likely love the company. Valerie's Copper Creek Mercantile Blog

I got the definitive word on our new maple scent from Harold. The last scent I had him try he described as smelling like toenail clippings and raspberries. Despite that, I had him test this one. He declared that it smelled like maple syrup. It took the blending of a couple of fragrance oils, but we finally have it. We are naming it Maple Syrup Festival in honor of our big show of the year.
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Word of the day:
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Gospel
Jn 8:21-30

Jesus said to the Pharisees:
"I am going away and you will look for me,
but you will die in your sin.
Where I am going you cannot come."
So the Jews said,
"He is not going to kill himself, is he,
because he said, 'Where I am going you cannot come'?"
He said to them, "You belong to what is below,
I belong to what is above.
You belong to this world,
but I do not belong to this world.
That is why I told you that you will die in your sins.
For if you do not believe that I AM,
you will die in your sins."
So they said to him, "Who are you?"
Jesus said to them, "What I told you from the beginning.
I have much to say about you in condemnation.
But the one who sent me is true,
and what I heard from him I tell the world."
They did not realize that he was speaking to them of the Father.
So Jesus said to them,
"When you lift up the Son of Man,
then you will realize that I AM,
and that I do nothing on my own,
but I say only what the Father taught me.
The one who sent me is with me.
He has not left me alone,
because I always do what is pleasing to him."
Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him.


God bless our troops!



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