SAPJACK’s Sweet Summer To-Do List
Welcome to the SUMMER of SAPJACK
Here in the maple-rich hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the natural world is tingling with sights, sounds, and sweet smells that can truly make you sappy.
It’s summer and our crew couldn’t be happier! While the sugaring season may be over with, our woods team is hard at work trekking through our sugarbush ensuring all of our trees are happy and healthy — and most importantly, ready for next year.
But the Summer of SAPJACK isn’t just about working in the woods or pouring our sweet, slow-flowing maple syrup onto fresh buttery stacks of French toast, waffles, and flapjacks.
Our crew also likes to unwind a little as well. You know, sit back, relax and bask in the sweet world around us.
But while achieving this state of mind is second nature to us, we realize not everybody is cut out for it. So here’s a little help to get you in the right groove for the Summer of SAPJACK!
4 SWEET WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE SUMMER OF SAPJACK
1. EAT SWEET
Start each day with a hearty breakfast that features (this part is key!) a bottle of your favorite SAPJACK Maple Syrup within arm’s reach. If you don’t have any – be sure to find some here.
And while you’re at it – why not mix some maple into your margs or marinades for a great day behind the grill.
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2. TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS
The forest is not just home to trees, wilderness, and wildlife. It is a place of peace where one can step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to enjoy a more calming, contemplative environment.
(Note: Walking in the woods may increase the likelihood of involuntary verbal utterances such as: “Ahhhhhh!”)
While you’re on your walk, why not work on your tree identification skills — here’s how to identify a sugar maple. And if bird is the word, perhaps you learn some bird songs.
And if you’re not lucky enough to be able to walk out your back door into the woods, find a local wildlife refuge near you.
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3. MUSIC. SWEET, SWEET MUSIC
If you listen closely, many different types of music can connect us to that maple state of mind.
From mellow sounds like “Sugar Magnolia” (The Grateful Dead) and “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” (James Taylor) to edgier cuts like “Sweet Emotion” (Aerosmith) and classical classics like Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”
Of course, it was the legendary piano man Scott Joplin who found the true sweet spot for maple-inspired music with his jaunty little 1899-era ditty Maple Leaf Rag.”
4. PLENTY OF SWEET ACTIVITIES
Summertime represents a bevy of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. In Vermont, we’re lucky to have a multitude of activities at our disposal — some may be more work than play.
Here are a few of our crew’s favorite outdoor activities:
- Mountain biking
- Plant a Garden
- Outdoor movies
- Fly a kite
- Puddle jumping
- Frisbee golf
- Nap in a hammock
- Build a fort
- Make ice cream
- Read a book
And of course — one of our favorite summertime activities is cooling off after a hard day’s work with a glass of Maple Lemonade and a friendly game of stump.
This Summer of SAPJACK public service announcement is brought to you by your friends at SAPJACK, proud makers of organic maple syrup products that deliver the true taste of the forest.