The 4th Sunday of March in Maine is celebrated as Maine Maple Sunday. The local sugar houses open their doors and many serve a pancake breakfast al fresco in the brisk early spring temperatures. What is it about fresh air that makes even the most simple food taste so good? Of course, fresh maple syrup on pancakes and bacon is heavenly anyway.
The particular farm we normally go to, Coopers, here in Windham raises miniature horses. Those are as much a hit with the kids as they are with Joe and myself.
They also have cows and an ostrich named Clyde, peacocks, a blue eared pheasant, and chickens. All in all it's a great way to spend a chilly morning - some fresh air, great food, a little mud, and some animals. It's a win win in our book.