Some of the highlights of our March Break session last week:

Wednesday morning we set out on a hunt for maple sap. We tapped four trees and hoped for a good yield!

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On Wednesday afternoon we broke out the paint and brushes and let our creative juices flow!

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Thursday afternoon we welcomed the Holmes family who made delicious Rabbit Ears – the Waupoos version of Beaver Tails. They were a huge hit!

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Thursday evening we played Bingo. The winners collected some great St. Patrick’s Day prizes!

Friday morning was spent decorating cupcakes. In the afternoon we played ball hockey and collected the sap that had filled our buckets since Wednesday. We boiled it down and shared some delicious maple syrup. That night we had our first bonfire of 2016.

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Saturday’s open house brought many visitors, one of which was Merrilegs the Pony! The kids were very excited to go for a ride!

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Since March break and Easter are back to back this year, we had the opportunity to celebrate a Palm Sunday Vigil Mass at the farm. Fr. Bill at Our Lady of the Visitation generously offered us some palms, and Fr. Carl, an Oblate priest and long-time friend of Waupoos, celebrated Mass for us. The potluck that night was especially good: some of our cottagers prepared dishes from their native countries, which made for a diverse and delicious spread!

The Dowling family did a fantastic job hosting the March break session. They will be moving to the farm soon, as the newest resident family. We are delighted to welcome them into the Waupoos community!