Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Glittering Gold - - -


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.

Ants optional.

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!



Rebecca said...

I don't know what I'm more impressed by, the real maple syrup which I completely love or the Dyson your husband is pushing around.....can I pick both?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh that syrup looks so yummy! I do understand the looking at your children. I look at my baby girl holding her son and my first Grand and I think my heart will burst wide open its so full of love.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

That syrup looks amazing. Now Im craving pancakes!

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, that maple syrup looks so good - at first I thought it was honey. I never forget my first taste of Maple syrup when I visited Vermont - what a treat! There's nothing like it to me. I love that stuff.

Nice fisherhubby you have there and very cute grand kids.

Have a lovely week!
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Keri said...

What a sweet post! Love you, Momma!! :) P.S. YOU glitter, too!

Kari said...

ok - the syrup looks great. and yes, i remember the feeling of the first baby being put in my arms. that was only almost 10 years ago though....seems like yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I am fortunate to have a man who loves to vacuum as well. Of course we don't have a glowing purple Dyson...
You are right about the liquid gold. It is treasure for sure.

Thank you for the tips about my settings. I receive email from some and not from others. I'll reset and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

what fun
it has such great properties to it too.
I remember you posting on him before.
I want to go on a field trip and help him and learn

Ann in the UP said...

A+ to the maple syrup, cousin Doug, Keri and all the kids, and the studmuffin in the Badger shirt, Whatsisname. Remember, all that glitters isn't gold.

Julie said...

Such a fun post! :) I love the picture of Keri and Piper. Miss Piper (and all the grandkids)are adorable!

I don't comment much (I'm always behind on reading), but I honestly think about you all the time!

I will NEVER forget the feeling of holding Drew for the first time. It's one of the most special and best feelings ever: holding and seeing your first-born!

Love the pic of your hubby: He's a keeper!

And...lastly...I agree with Keri: YOU also glitter! :)

Theresa said...

Yummy syrup, I bet it is DE-licious! Sweet pictures of the grans and your Baby and HER Baby:) Oh and Fisherhubby, handsome and charming AND vacuums? KEEPER!

Have a blessed day dear Keetha, HUGS!

Slice of Pie said...

I dropped in to say thanks for stopping by to visit my Sunday Favorites post ... and found this beautiful post! Thanks for sharing your glittering gold family with us ... beautiful!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Oooh, you all have a Dyson! No wonder why FH likes to vacuum. :)

All the pictures of the grans are making me miss my nieces!

Enjoy your liquid gold.

Pam said...

Lovely post but once again my comment is on the pic of Greg: so interesting that he is wearing a Gator cap, Badger shirt and vacuuming with what I believe is the Dyson Animal!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet post. Love all the pictures and how awesome to have the liquid gold!

I can't find my blog said...

Does he give lessons? I might give some real gold if he did.