Sunday, March 24, 2013

Winter's Last Hurrah (We Hope)

“She and the other Laura, and all the other children, scooped up clean snow with their plates.  Then they went back into the crowded kitchen.

Grandma stood by the brass kettle and with the big wooden spoon she poured hot syrup on each plate of snow.  It cooled into soft candy, and as fast as it cooled, they ate it.

They could eat all they wanted, for maple sugar never hurt anybody.  There was plenty of syrup in the kettle, and plenty of snow outdoors.” Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods.

(The Drama Queen is convinced that this is all my fault, btw).

Updated @12:40 CDT.  It's about to start snowing again.  I'm waiting to see which goes out first, the power or our Internet connectivity.


Sam said...

It is all your fault. Every sticking snow flake. My Maine Coons concur the 28" we got in Feb. was all my fault.

Packrat said...

Good ol' spring storms. uck.