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The Log Farm Sugarbush

Ottawa Log Farm SugarbushWhen the snow starts melting, the sap starts running… and that means it’s sugar bush season! Every couple months some of my friends do our best to get together for brunch. We take turns hosting and cooking, and spend a few hours catching up on lazy Sunday mornings. This time, when Nicole suggested we hit the all-you-can-eat breakfast at The Log Farm Sugarbush, there were no arguments. Pancakes, sausages, beans, and home fries, and jugs of straight-out-of-the-tree maple syrup? Yes, please!

It was finally nice out, the temperature hovering just above zero and the sun out. After the coldest February on record in Ottawa, and a March that mustn’t be far behind, the weather was much welcome. Christine is a master hoverer, and she scored us seats at one end of the wooden tables filled with young families. We loaded up our plates and caught up, then went for a walk around the grounds, which is a national historic site with a farm that depicts the settlers in the 1870s in Ottawa (or Bytown, at that time).

We had a visitor from Italy with us, and it was a lot of fun to show her where they tap the maples, and watch the farm employees boiling the sap and pouring it on snow for taffy. Mmmm taffy :) It’s basically a childhood treasure!

Thanks for the fun outing, gals! And see, I told you you’d get to see the photos from this one! ;)


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Ottawa, Ontario