The rite of Spring for me is visiting Monroe's Sugar House, owned by our good friends Steven and Terri Monroe up in Barton VT. This year was even more special, because I was accompanied by several members of my camera club. I just love showing off all things VT to them, and I'd have to say, this was on the top of the list.
It was snowy as we made our way to the sugar house......the kind of snow that dances around but doesn't really stick to anything. The snow helped to make the images nicer that I took at a farm we stopped at along the way.
We were so happy that "the boil" was going on while we were there. Here is Steve setting things up.
The sweet aroma in the sugar house is simply divine. Here are some of my camera club buddies taking some pictures through the aromatic steam
Syrup for sale......and there was a lot more than this display!
We were treated to the most delicious hot dogs cooked the VT way.......they were boiled in sap and then browned on the grill. Amazing!
Freshly made syrup....
And as always, we were treated to the most amazing dessert of warm raised donuts dipped in our own little bowls of freshly made maple syrup. Divine!