It was my third day being in Canada, we just got invited to go to a farm that a friend of my teacher makes maple syrup. My teacher and I were excited to see how maple syrup is made. Little did I know, he would be an interesting character.
After driving to the edge of town, we reached his house. All I could think of, was the fact that this guy’s house looks like the opening of a lot horror movies. It gave me the creeps. It didn’t really helped, when we knocked on his door and he poked his face out of the window. While he was poking his head out to see who it was, all I could think about was that I was going to die and this guy is a serial killer. Luckily, that was not the case or I would not be sitting here writing this post.
It turns out, the guy was not a blood thirsty serial killer. He was actually a good guy with dogs. Although, he was little weird. The kind of weird that believes all important people are reptiles wearing human skin.
He gave us a quick tour around his farm. We got to see the trees that would be used for maple syrup and the chickens he gets fresh eggs from. The man lives a very simple life.
I was informed by a follower that in Canada, Maple syrup “factories” are called sugar shacks. My thanks to Mind Traveler, check out her blog. She was the one who corrected me, so I would not sound like an American.
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So I lived in Canada for 2 years. I consistently heard “You’re American…. you don’t sound American.” Then a few sentences later, “Yeah, you ARE American!” Haha I always found that funny. Apparently kids from Ohio don’t sound American… at first!
Haha that is funny. Maybe Becuase are so close to Canada. Im from California, Im as American as they get haha
oooo! I am so jealous! I love syrup farms!! Did you get to pour hot syrup on the snow, roll it around a popsicle stick and eat it? YUM
No, i didn’t even think about doing that. I have to do that next time in Canada. We had pancakes with the maple syrup. It tasted so good.
The sugar on the snow is amazing. Depending on who is boiling it, sometimes it turns out almost like a taffy – AUH-MAZING!
Wow that sounds amazing! You made me hungry now
Haha I’m sorry!! We’ll call it even, you’re hungry and I’m missing frozen Canada?
Haha we are even lol
As one of my students has become obsessed with saying: okie dokie!
Great post buddy
fabulous post and look forward to read more about the weird guy in maple farm. Have a wonderful Friday.
Great post. Love maple Syrup!!
Haha i’m glad he didn’t end up being a serial killer. Yum maple syrup! Congrats on your 500 followers
Haha i know right lol thank you so much
Each province boasts of it unique maple syrup, I loved the Amish farms ones in Ontario a few years ago. Happy rolling in the snow!
Haha thank you. I never knew that. I have to check out the different provinces.
In Australia, I’ve grown up with Golden Syrup made from cane sugar.
I must admit I was amazed when I discovered that maple syrup comes from maple trees. I thought it was just a brand thing. 🙂
Haha you me too. Growing in California we had maple doughnuts and I thought it was just a name.
Great post. At the beginning, you wrote it as I read the series of Agatha Christie 😃😃😃..
Haha i never of agatha christie. Well, probably read the book when i was at school.
Yay Canada AND maple syrup! Love the stuff. 🙂
Haha yes 🙂
Ah, so good to see snow. As we get into the hot months here in Thailand it only makes me crave a bit of crisp air. But only a small bit. I not one for long term cold weather. 😉
Haha me ethier 🙂
I grew up making maple syrup on a small home farm, so I loved reading this!
Haha wow, that is crazy. That must have been such a calm lifestyle. Thank you for reading
What a great sugaring setup! Did you know you can make maple syrup at home, too?
Check out our blog on maple sugaring, you may find it interesting!