|This photo was taken from inside the evaporating room at Maple Wood Park in LaGrange, Indiana on March 18th.|
Every year I visit Maple Wood Park to celebrate the beginning of spring at the sugar tapping festival. It is a wonderful weekend where folks can go out into the sugar groves on the wagons pulled by Draft horses. This year there was a wonderful marionette show by Scott Beam featuring his own puppets.
The Lions Club of LaGrange cooks pancakes and sausage for all who enter (for a few dollars). This is an all you can eat pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup from the sugar camp.
For me, this is the ritual into spring. It is a wonderful way to begin the thawing of the earth and the blessings of the rising sun.
This festival is held the third weekend of the month of March every year. Mark your calendars now!