That Smell Of The Lanark County SAP Being Processed — Noreen Tyers

That Smell Of The Lanark County SAP Being Processed — Noreen Tyers

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There is Joy in the air along with THAT SMELL OF THE SAP BEING PROCESSED. Just how sweet is that, said Sammy. The Maple Syrup Season has arrived, I am so excited I don’t know where to go or what to do next.

On that first sunny day of Spring a young visitor arrived in Perth. It was Roan, and his Grandparents. They had come from Ottawa so Roan could have his first taste of the Maple Syrup from LANARK COUNTY. You know it is just such a sweet time of year, the Sap flows, down the Maple Tree out the spout. It then makes it way to the Sugar Shack to be boiled down into Maple Syrup. Along the way it travels in a pipeline or maybe the old fashioned Sap Bucket.. Sammy Sap Man was so pleased that Roan had come to see for himself, just how the sugaring off is done and enjoy some beautiful countryside.

Lets see, we can go to Wheeler’s, I have a date to go to Fulton’s and we are planning a trip to Temple’s. That is just the beginning. I have to visit my Friend, Georgette Cameron, she is at Cameron’s Maple Bush, in Lanark and pick up some M O R E maple Butter, oh my that sweet stuff is so addictive, I am so glad there is no side effects from partaking in to much. Well I do have to think about the weight, oh forget it, Maple Syrup Season doesn’t last that long, and should I need to I will do an extra bit of exercise.

Now we are taking a tour down 511 to Stead’s at Hopetown to pick up some syrup for my family from Ottawa. They have been coming to the County of Lanark for some time and they will not buy their Syrup from anyone else. It all started when they would come to visit the House Of Old at, R. R. # 4, near Hopetown, in 1978. I need to pick up some Easter Treats as well, the Saplings are looking forward to Easter and they know that Diane’s Maple Bunnies and Easter Treats are just so good. You know if I were to try a treat from all my friends I sure would not be a be able to travel that sap line. Just last week my friends from the Maple Bush had to rescue me, as I was stuck in the sap line with frozen sap and they had to work to get me on my way again. I am off to Pakenham to visit Fulton’s for lunch on Thursday, and check out to see what is new in their Sugar Bush.

My friend in Perth, took a little drive to Port Elmsley and dropped in at Coutts Country Store and picked up some treats as well. She had people coming to visit and she just never misses an opportunity to pass on the sweetness of our treat from the Maple Bush.



I sometimes feel so bad that I cannot visit all the little camps along the Byways, but the limbs are a tad bit stiff and do not move quite as quickly as they used to. I found the icy roads and pathways did cause a problem this year as it was slippery walking some of those paths. I have to say I did not get my stroll through the bush this year when they were tapping. My friend Georgette kept me posted on the happenings in the Maple Bush and I do find with that the internet, and all my friends at the different Sugar Camps keep me up to date with their pictures. One thing that never changes is the smiles on the children’s faces as they explore and watch the tapping of the trees. No wonder the Maple Syrup business is past on from one generation to the next as it is done with love. Sammy said the sap is so good for you as well, when I was no more than a sapling I used to watch the young ones take a sip from the sap buckets It was great seeing the expressions on their faces when the sweet sap touched their mouth.

I am so happy to be able to take in Maple Madness and have a taste of syrup at each stop as I travel about. I must get on with my travels and maybe I will be able to drop in on a few more of my Maple Syrup family. Good Luck with your season, and hats off to all the hard work and preparation it involves.

Love ❦







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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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