MISS MOOX + kitchen

Hanging around...

We've been hanging around...
enjoying the last snows of winter (maybe).

Knitting by the fire. This is a new fave hat... Elizabeth Zimmerman: Ganomy Hat.Warm over the ears, but with a slight split in the back perfect for a pony tail.

Hanging out with Dad in the "sugar shack" as he boiled down some maple syrup.

The buckets just kept coming...

He rigged up his own version of a maple sugar cooker:
~One old used stainless Maytag washing machine barrel~One burn barrel~Smoke stack~Damper~Wood

Put a wood fire in the bottom to heat the sap... Let the steam begin!

Used the camp stove to finish it off.

We've been dreaming of seeds...Dreaming of the muck drying out enough to actually get outside!

This guy was dreaming of lunch and was hanging around at the chicken coop today.
The ladies raised such a fuss we headed back to see what was going on and foiled his plans of attack, although... it was close. The ladies dashed under a pine and I was able to get them back in the coop as the hawk sat about 10 feet off the ground watching us!

This will be hanging around the kitchen for the next "farm fresh breakfast". The early syrup is light and sweet. (Thanks Dad!!)
Worth hanging around for... that's for sure !!

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