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Maine Maple Sunday

March 23rd, 2015

Yesterday was Maine Maple Sunday, a day of sweetness all around Maine. People flock to the local sugarhouses and eat all sort of sweet maple goodness. My neighbor and I went to four different places, some large, some small, each unique.
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We ate waffles with maple cream, pancakes with maple syrup, maple bread, maple cookies, maple donuts and the kids had ice cream with maple syrup on top. Even though it was bitterly cold and there were gale force winds it was a lovely way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Do you have any local spring festivals that you like to attend?

3 Comments to “Maine Maple Sunday”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 23, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Susy, in fact there is a Spring festival that I’ve been to in my neighbor state Iowa. There is a small town that comes alive in May for a Tulip festival. All through the town both businesses and private yards are filled with tulip beds. They are all the colors of the rainbow. There’s a parade with all day festivities. And, well, of course food. It’s a Dutch community and so there’s dancing from the Dutch culture with the wooden shoes all right in the streets. Any sort of Tulip bulbs can be ordered for fall planting. They crown a Tulip King and Queen of the festival. Being in the middle of farm country there are tractor rodeos and many other farm country flavored activities. It’s quite an enjoyable day. I’m planning on attending again this year.

    Have a great maple season day.

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    • Susy on March 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

      I love those wooden shoes and tulips!

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  2. KimH on March 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    We always go to the Maple Festival in Burton Ohio but its close to the end of April so we have great weather most of the time… there have been a few that were freezing cold and a few that were wet.. but most of the time its a decent day.

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