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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spring Visitors

It's always great when friends and family show up to visit as spring makes an appearance in Bluff Country. I was reminded of that this morning over pancakes covered in homemade maple syrup.




Don and Sandy K had stayed over for a few days visit and left some fond memories of the many good times we've spent together. Included was some of their maple syrup, produced at their home Kerkwood, along the Maple River. I did a previous post on that abode a few years back. It's quite the homestead. Take a look at http://baron-troutbirder.blogspot.com/2008/08/was-it-shangri-la.html


For Easter, Mrs T's brother and spouse Candy came to visit. Easter dinner was followed by Bill and I hiking the dogs through Forestville State Park. Working off a few calories is always a good idea.

Bill doesn't seem too intimidated by the large size and fierce demeanor of Baron the GSD.
The parks famous 1898 "general store" is closed due to it being Easter.

8 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

How neat they make their own syrup but even neater that they share.
Too bad the store was closed. Hope it is still a functioning one.

Retired English Teacher said...

Real maple syrup - what a treat! It sounds like you've enjoyed some great company.

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

We also enjoyed Forestville a few years ago. We were on a kick to try to visit all the state parks. Good thing we got to quite a few in SE MN because now my M-I-L no longer lives in Lake City, AND we now have 4 grandkids, on three different states.

Montanagirl said...

Mmmmm, real maple syrup?? Lucky you, and fun guests as well!

Grayquill said...

I have heard of home harvested honey but I thought harvesting your own maple syrup was a thing of the past. Hmmm...I have a maple tree in my yard... what do you think?

Farmchick said...

How nice to have some real maple syrup!

Loree Huebner said...

Gosh, I love maple syrup! Nice post!

Janie said...

It's always nice to spend time with old friends. Glad you had the opportunity.
Maple syrup on pancakes sounds good to me.