Spring may be slow in coming to Michigan this year, but we've already been bit by the spring cleaning bug! We've been making some exciting changes in the store the past couple of weeks and are looking forward to doing even more as time goes on. Esther (Aaron's wife) has started working a couple of days a week and she has been doing an amazing job of giving the store a fresh face! Her eye for color and detail add a lot of "life" to the store that was lacking before and we're so glad that she's willing to share her skills and talents with us! Besides doing some much needed cleaning, and organizing, she also snapped some recent pictures of the store and some of the items we have in there right now. David's been getting around to more auctions and is hoping to add more treasures in the weeks to come!
Happy Friday Everyone! April is here and that means spring is right around the corner.......well, it's supposed to be anyway! True to fashion, Michigan weather is quite unpredictable and we've been getting more snow the past couple of days. Even though I am quite anxious for sunshine and green grass, I had to admit that the snow covered trees were so beautiful as I looked out the windows this morning!
We've still got our taps out and it looks like after a bit of sunshine yesterday, our buckets are full enough to get the stoves started up and running again today. It sure takes a lot of effort to boil down maple syrup! David has spent many hours and late nights the past couple of weeks keeping the stoves going -- not to mention cutting the wood, cleaning pans and filtering the finished syrup -- but boy, I am so thankful when we get to enjoy some delicious maple syrup!! The children enjoy helping too, and it's been fun to all work together on it. I'm pretty sure it tastes 100 times better when you've made it yourself! :) We now have some bottled and in the store, so if you get the hankering to enjoy some pancakes on this snowy April morning, stop on by and we'll send you home with some!!
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