Just a little eclecticity today about things that are golden to me - - - - glittering optional.
Thursday Fisherhubby and I drove over to Tomah to visit my cousin Doug and his wife Bonnie. We came home with this golden bounty.
This, dear bloggy friends, is pure liquid gold.
Maple syrup gold.
Cousin Doug has a sugar bush in his back yard and does all the back-breaking work of making syrup each and every spring.
When I say back breaking, I am NOT kidding. He must haul dozens and dozens of 5 gallon buckets of sap from the trees to his collecting tank BY HAND every single day while the sap is running.
It takes 200 gallons of sap to make 6 gallons of syrup. My math isn't perfect, but I believe that is 33.3 in adfinitum gallons of sap per gallon of syrup!
Doug's syrup is sooooo yummy that strangers knock on his door, having heard of him word-of-mouth, and BEG to buy it.
I was bequeathed this gorgeous jar just by virtue of being his FAVORITE cousin.
Oh I do kid about the favorite part, he has 20 other first cousins (on our side) that would argue with me about THAT one, but I do NOT kid about him giving me this jar.
It is a golden treasure and we shall dole it out accordingly over the next year.
Talk about a treasure! Here are our three grans enjoying a picnic on the lawn.
And here is our FIRST baby with her LAST baby on a bike.
All you bloggy moms out there - - - remember how it felt when "they" placed your FIRST baby in your arms in the delivery room???? I STILL get that feeling every time I look at "my baby." It never goes away.
Pure gold and I think it does glitter!
And here he is - - - the ever dashing and daring Fisherhubby pushing the vacuum. He saw me with my camera and said if I didn't go away, he'd stop working.
But he didn't - - - at least not until he had vroom-vroomed our entire place.
And I am THANKFUL! I hate to vacuum, and I never cease being thankful to him for doing it.
The man may pick on me and tease me and joke with and about me - - - but he is a golden boy, and SOMETIMES, just sometimes he also glitters!