Yoooooo! I’m finally back after a bit of inactivity. An intense schedule would drive anyone into workaholic mode. Past few months have been busy but rewarding? Lots of really interesting stuff happened.
I did yoga for the first time, wearing all the wrong clothes because of my last minute decision to just pop in.
A lot of rendering
and playing Love Live! SIF while waiting for things to render.
And Chinese New Year!
But the important thing is that I am here I am doodling again.
A couple weeks ago I attended a maple syrup harvest organized by my school. It sounded like a unique experience and it was held at Hart House Farm in Caledon so I said… why not.
While we were on the bus, there was some girl next to us who was doing some school work. And here, Julie and I were trying to not think about school work.
We got to Caledon at about 11am and were greeted with a pretty amazing pancake brunch.
Julie and I had 2 helpings because… the food was really good.
After brunch we went to visit the sugar bush where all the maple trees were.
The maple sap is carried away from the trees in this web of tubes all the way to the sugar shack where it is boiled down to syrup.
We got to sample some of the maple syrup produced right on the farm.Apparently it takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to get 1 gallon of syrup which explains why it’s so expensive.
The farm was really spectacular! Julie and I had been there before for our field course back in September. This time we walked about in the open fields in late winter, got our shoes muddy… and sliced open a some insect infested goldenrod bulb to expose the fly larvae within.
It felt really good to be out of the city for a while. Even though half the time while we were at the farm we were thinking about school work.
But we got to decorate sugar cookies!
Overall I would say it was a really fun and educational short trip. I had a good time and I would definitely try to go again and again.
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