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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's official. Spring is on the way. I know this because the guys have begun running lines and tapping trees. Soon we will be gathering in the sugar house at night for fish fries or any other excuse to gather the family. It's so funny to go into the the sugar house and smell boiling sap. In past years that building was our farrowing house. We used to raise fat hogs, and later, feeder pigs. It smelled very different then. Sap season saw the loss of our hundred-year-old barn when a spark flew from the sugar house and touched off a barn fire. A new pole barn stands there now. It's a nice looking building but I still miss the old red barn.

Today my Tweetlebugs are coming to visit. That means more pictures for the fridge and some fun on the Wii Fit. Even the kids are calling her Wii Tillie now.

It's been wet downstairs so I have not made any candles in over a month. In fact, I've not done anything down there in over a month. I did, however, get several batches of laundry soap and dishwasher soap made, so all is not lost.

Tonight I begin rehearsing with the Easter choir. At Christmas we work on only one liturgy, but at Easter it is much more complicated. The choir sings for 4 liturgies. We start with Palm Sunday. On Thursday Lent ends and we begin the Sacred Triduum made up of Holy Thursday (the feast of the Last Supper), Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. I wish I could gather a choir for Easter Sunday, but Easter Vigil is a long liturgy.

I spent all of yesterday putting together folders and getting the rehearsals organized. That leaves me free to have fun with the Tweetlebugs today. Oh, life is good!


Word of the day:
Wednesday of the First Week in Lent
Lk 11:29-32

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
"This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here."

God bless our troops!


Anna said...

I would greatly like it if I could be called in advance of the aforementioned family gatherings as I will no longer be driving down the road, happen to see many cars gathered and join in the fun. I don't think I even got to watch them boil last year!

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Actually, I am often not informed of gatherings either. They just kind of happen. However, last year no one got to watch them boil. The barn burned down and finished our season. Shepherd got all the sap.

Ida said...

Hearing ya'll talk about 'watching them boil' is like listening to a conversation in a foreign language. But it sounds like a good time, except for the barn burning down.

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Ida, the boiling we're talking about is boiling down the sap. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. They boil the sap at night and people come to watch. But I think they really come to hang out and see what there is to eat out in the sugar house.