It's maple sugarin' time in good old Vermont. The 7th Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is coming up. Maybe you'd like to go on a family outing to a sugar house. Check out the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association website at http://www.vermontmaple.org/ for places to visit. Or maybe you'd just rather fill up on pancakes, sit back with your child, and enjoy a good book. We have some great ones on the subject:
Sugar on Snow by Nan Parson Rossiter
Sugaring by Jessie Haas
Sugaring Off Party by Jonathan London
Maple Syrup Book by Marilyn Linter
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky
The Sugar Maple by Rosamond S. Metcalf (who taught at Park Street School)
Wow--I've just had a sudden craving for a dish of vanilla ice cream with the sweet stuff poured on top.