Monday, March 9, 2009

Maple Moon

The full moon on March 10th is know as the Maple Moon.

We are lucky enough to have six beautiful sugar maple trees in the front of our school who generously share their sap with us each year. When the nights are still very cool and the days are warm the sap flows freely and sweetly.

The children love collecting the "sweet water" and together we boil it down into a rich syrup. The older children have researched the business of syrup making. They have designed labels for our bottles, determined the pricing, and will market their product this spring.

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