Maine Maple Sunday | Maine Event Photographer
March is one of my all time favorite months! Not only does St. Patrick's Day fall smack dab in the middle, here in Maine, the third Sunday of the month is always Maine Maple Sunday. For the week leading up to, and after everything is all about maple syrup - I feel like we live in the movie Elf. Candy, Candy Corn, Candy Canes and SYRUP!In our house we've picked up a heavy drinking syrup habit. I have such fond memories as a kid going out into the woods of northern Maine with my grandfather and all my extended family to collect sap and boil it down for syrup. A few of my standout faves would be the half-boil stage when my grandfather would pour us all cups of the sap when it wasn't really sap anymore but it wasn't yet syrup. It was a delicious sweet water of sorts. Another favorite memory would be when he'd take the hot syrup from the boilers and toss it into the snow to make candy. My grandfather passed on well before my girls were born but taking them out for Maine Maple Sunday makes it feel like the family tradition is still alive. And I'm super excited because my cousin just finished building a camp up on my grandfathers old land and has decided to do maple sugaring this spring as well! Up north it's not quite sap season yet - especially with this late late late LATE spring. But I hope to have pictures soon of all of us up there collecting sap and boiling it down. I can't wait to pass the memories on to my girls! This year we started the week prior at Pineland Farms so Miss B could learn a bit more about sugaring with some of her friends. On Sunday we hit up Brookridge Boilers in Lyman and then Chase Farms in Wells.