I finally finished bottling the results of our first syrup adventure, chronicled here and here.
I've already shipped out quite a few bottle, so now the rest are occupying space on my countertop, waiting to be boxed and shipped to their respective destinations.
I didn't use the fancy bottles for my own syrup, but rather sealed all that into canning jars. I'm absolutely loving having my own syrup. Usually, I use it somewhat sparingly to make sure the small amount that I buy lasts the whole year. But now I have plenty of my own syrup and we're putting it on and in everything. It's wonderful!
I love it so much, in fact, that I'm can't wait to share it!
You see, I have this cute little pint bottle of dark, sweet maple syrup, just waiting for someone to love. Er... love it. I mean... someone to savor every delicious drop!
And for all you know, that "someone" could be you!
Because it's finally spring, and we're having 80 degree days (!), and the grass is green, and the birds are singing, my garden is even growing and I'm just so very thankful that winter is over... And I have a NEED to focus on my blessings today...
I'm hosting my first-ever giveaway!
Here's how you can enter:
1. Leave a comment and tell me what you're thankful for! (Hey, it's in my blood! My Grandma used to play this game after Thanksgiving dinner-- going around the table and making us all say what we were thankful for. She was a game-queen and a "Polyanna" if there ever was one and she was an expert on focusing on her blessings!)
2. If you would like an additional chance to enter, post about this contest on your own blog or website with a link. Then come back to this post and leave another comment linking to your post. I'll check it out and enter you for another chance to win.
BONUS: I might be persuaded to pick a second winner. If we reach a certain number of entries, which number I shall not disclose at this time, I will pick another winner for another pint of sweet, yummy, Michigan maple syrup. (Read: according to my whim, I might double the stakes!)
So, I'll let this contest run for... um... how about a week? So Friday, May 1 (May Day!)... at.... uh... Noon! My time. (That's Eastern Standard Time. With daylight savings. I won't make you calculate Amish time into that. Because I caved like a total lemming and changed my clocks, so I'm not actually on Amish time.) I won't count any entries after 12:00 noon on Friday, May 1. I'll link this post in my sidebar so that it doesn't get buried under other posts.
ETA: I forgot to mention that the winner(s) will be chosen at random using the Random Integer Generator at random.org.
Can't wait to hear what you're thankful for! Good luck!