The sap at Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham was boiling when we arrived on Saturday. Smoke and steam were billowing from the sugarhouse, and all I could smell was the sweet scent of maple.
Dave and I decided to take a drive to this Addison County sugarhouse during Maple Open House Weekend, an annual event when Vermont sugarmakers open their doors to the public.
Since we moved to Vermont four years ago, we’ve made a point to venture out to sugarhouses every year during Maple Open House Weekend. There’s always such a strong sense of community at this event, and the sugarmakers are more than happy to talk to people about the process of making maple syrup.
As we all know, Sunday is the first day of spring. To celebrate, we’re having pancakes for breakfast.