Friday, March 21, 2008

Sugar Snow

By the time we went to see the Easter Bunny at 11:30 this morning, there was already an inch of snow on the ground. This afternoon, it snowed more and harder. Yes, yesterday was the first day of spring. Yet I am not at all surprised because most of my Easter memories involve freezing in spring clothes, and we have several pictures of actual snowflakes on Easter Sunday. Looks like this year is going to be one of those.

In "Little House in the Big Woods," Pa called a spring snow a sugar snow, and when it fell, he went off to help Grandpa tap the maples. That make Nutmeg and I think about the Christmastime when Laura and Mary make sugar-and-molasses candy on the snow. We'd been meaning to do it all winter, and here was -- let's hope -- our last chance.

Here's the molasses candy viewed from inside. In the foreground is the little tree we sprouted from a tangerine seed.



Here are the taste test results:

2 comments:

Meagan Francis said...

Hiya Carrie--we met at the Chicago Moms Blog party over at FoodMomiac's. Remember me? Oh, yeah, and...tag, you're it!

http://meaganfrancis.com/2008/03/21/i-guess-im-it/

Sanjay said...

Hey baby this is a good baby a baby is very very naughty child but baby is very happy.