My crazy friend’s Maple syrup farm

It was my third day being in Canada, we just got invited to go to a farm that a friend of my teacher  makes maple syrup. My teacher and I were excited to see how maple syrup is made. Little did I know, he would be an interesting character.

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Outside the farm, Hugo Morel

 

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At his doorstep, Hugo Morel

After driving to the edge of town, we reached his house. All I could think of, was the fact that this guy’s house looks like the opening of a lot horror movies. It gave me the creeps. It didn’t really helped, when we knocked on his door and he poked his face out of the window. While he was poking his head out to see who it was, all I could think about was that I was going to die and this guy is a serial killer. Luckily, that was not the case or I would not be sitting here writing this post.

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My friend, Hugo Morel

It turns out, the guy was not a blood thirsty serial killer. He was actually a good guy with dogs. Although, he was little weird. The kind of weird that believes all important people are reptiles wearing human skin.

He gave us a quick tour around his farm. We got to see the trees that would be used for maple syrup and the chickens he gets fresh eggs from. The man lives a very simple life.

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The sugar shack, Hugo Morel

I was informed by a follower that in Canada,  Maple syrup “factories” are called sugar shacks. My thanks to Mind Traveler, check out her blog. She was the one who corrected me, so I would not sound like an American.

Hey guys, we just reached 500 followers and over 2000 views last month!! My thanks for finding my life interesting!! I’m so humbled to be able share my stories with you all. I hope my travels can inspire you to enjoy life more and make you realize that money is not everything. You can not bring money with you to the grave but you can bring your experiences. Much love to you all!! Next week,  we bring a little of Brazil to a small city.  Stay safe and healthy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29 thoughts on “My crazy friend’s Maple syrup farm

  1. So I lived in Canada for 2 years. I consistently heard “You’re American…. you don’t sound American.” Then a few sentences later, “Yeah, you ARE American!” Haha I always found that funny. Apparently kids from Ohio don’t sound American… at first!

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  2. In Australia, I’ve grown up with Golden Syrup made from cane sugar.

    I must admit I was amazed when I discovered that maple syrup comes from maple trees. I thought it was just a brand thing. 🙂

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