Happy last day of 2021! The last few months have been very rough for our people, so we are glad to be moving forward.
First up today - tasty nature. Calli and her people brought over treats for the humans on Christmas Eve. The most special being maple syrup.
This maple syrup is so special because it is from the sugar bush they have made behind our house!
You can see the lines and the barrel the sap was collected in. We Canadians are very serious about our maple syrup. Canada produces 75% of the world supply and our province produces 90% of Canada's supply. We even have a maple syrup reserve, which we have had to tap into because of shortages (perhaps a result of climate change - :( ).
This maple syrup is amazing and Lady, who normally doesn't put it on her pancakes ate a lot of it!
Early in December, Lady was driving home around 9 at night. She was still in the city, when she saw the deer coming out of the ditch. There was nothing she could do but keep going. Fortunately for all involved, the deer turned at the last minute and just hip checked or kicked the car. When she got home, she looked and there was no damage. The next day an engine light came on. It appears the kick to the car caused a sensor to come loose. It was an inexpensive fix. Lady purchased deer whistles so hopefully won't have this happen again. She is thankful it was not more serious.
Here is a dramatic recreation of the event. (Yes Lady's car is that dirty - when it was finally warm enough to wash it, the car wash was out of order!)