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2 years ago

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Today, my maple syrup season started. It was warm, crazy warm. The mud in places is drying and very sticky. I decided to use three horses on the sap sled. Our gathering tank holds 210 gallons, plus the weight of the sled. So a loaded weight of around 2400# plus the weight of the teamster.
My youngest son told me that he would drive. He harnessed all the horses and was ready to go. I asked him if he needed me to check things over. He said, "Go ahead dad, but your teaching over the last thirty years.... I got it!" Yep, he sure did. He handled the horses in the confines of the woods every bit as well as I can.
So, another milestone was reached, as I held the hand of my grandson, as we watched my son and the horses head off into the woods.

Klaus Karbaumer says 2017-02-20 08:19:39 (CST)

What a reassurance to know that the next generation can continue with what we hold dear to our hearts, Ralph!

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Ralph in N.E.Oh says 2017-02-20 21:35:00 (CST)

Klaus, you sir are very right! As my family gets older, all of them have something dear to them that I have taught, or opened their eyes to experience whatever it is that pleases them. I am very thankful to see and know that I have touched them. Life is short! We need to all do what makes our hearts happy.

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