Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Worldly Wednesday: Kingston - And Link-Up Interest?


It's time for another Worldly Wednesday.

So today I went out for lunch with Lisa from Grade 4 Buzz. We ate some delicious food then we went back to her house so I could meet Cassie the Kitten (as well as Rufus and Abby). They are such cute and sweet kitties! One of our students came by to visit us and the kitten, it was so good to see her, she's such a sweetie. After our little friend left, I was asking Lisa's advice on what to write about for my Worldly Wednesday post this week. She suggested that I should start a link-up so that I can see what all you other bloggers are doing around the world. So what do you think? You could write about the places you've been, the places you're excited to go to, the places on your bucket list, or your own hometown. Share a piece of the world with the blogging community. Please let me know if this is something you might be interested in in the comments.

Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from my hometown, Kingston. These pictures are from a trip Dearest Boyfriend and I took to the sugar bush in March.

Every spring a local conservation area holds Maple Madness, where people are welcome to visit the park (free of charge) and see how maple syrup is made. They have displays that go through history and show how sap collecting started (with the First Nations people) and how it has evolved since. They showed different ways of collecting sap and boiling it down. There is a path that takes you along in chronological order, ending with the most modern methods of sap collecting.

After watching how delicious maple syrup is created you can head on over to the pancake house where you can buy fluffy delicious pancakes slathered with real (fresh!) maple syrup. They are so delicious, plus you get to eat them at one of the picnic tables out in the forest! They also have syrup and maple candies for sale (Dearest Boyfriend being the maple syrup fiend he is had to buy some syrup to bring home!).

I hope you enjoy these pictures from our very (stereotypically) Canadian outing!

There was so much melt water this year that this little stream had expanded into the grass. There is still a tiny bit of snow, but it's mostly all melted.

Dearest Boyfriend on the tractor ride that took us out to the bush. We could have walked, but it was very very muddy.

Taking a look at the hollowed out trees that the First Nations people used to use to collect the sap from the Maple Trees. P.S. I got that purse in Ecuador!

The happy faces of two people who just thoroughly enjoyed some fluffy pancakes with fresh syrup in the middle of the forest. 

The hose system that modern maple syrup makers use to transport sap. The only problem that occurs with this system is that deer will occasionally knock the hoses down and break the line.

Large cauldron that used to be used to boil down sap.

Lots of running water in the spring time.

Sap collecting bucket.

There you have it! I hope you are all having a marvellous Wednesday. If you like the idea of a Worldly Wednesday Link-Up please don't forget to let me know and I'll try to get it up and running for next week! I'm thinking up ideas for a button (I'm not very artistic unfortunately), so check back later this week and I'll try to have something that you can share on your blogs to get the word out!

Check out my previous Worldly Wednesdays to get some more ideas!

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  1. This is a great idea! I'm down in little old New Zealand! I would love to link up.

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  2. I think that is a fabulous idea! I've not had much travel around the world so I would LOVE to read about other people's journeys and lives abroad.


  3. I loved seeing your pictures! Linking up is an awesome idea!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. I love your pictures! I`ve been on that wagon ride, too! It`s such a great place!

    Chalet Ré