Sunday, March 02, 2014

Poetry. Fame. Failure.

Gummy Bear has really made strides with reading and writing this year. Some of his homework assignments really make me smile. This one, for example, actually made me a  little teary. He is coming along nicely. 

Ry and I are big Mythbusters fans. We generally DVR it and watch it whenever we have a chance. We happened to catch a recent episode live. The cast was live tweeting. I happened to send a tweet that ended up on the live show. It was neat, I'm not gonna lie.

You may remember from my previous post that we tapped our maple tree. We had several days of good sap weather and ended up with about a gallon and a half of sap.

We boiled it down, which took the better part of a day. And then we forgot about it. It got a little burnt.

Ok, it got a lot burnt. This was what was left. After we took it off the heat and poured it into the measuring cup, it turned into a solid black mass. It look a long time to get it back out of the measuring cup. So. Maple syrup fail. The weather since then hasn't cracked freezing, so we have yet to get more sap. Hopefully we'll get to try again.

Finally, here are a few pictures of the boys sleeping, because they're cute.


Papa Mike said...

cool haircuts!

Becky said...

Bummer about the maple syrup!

Jube said...

We are supposed to have good tapping weather the rest of the week, so I'm hopeful that we'll get to try again.

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