We have come to the end of our Walking Tour. The spring peeper frogs peeping three nights on Hurry Hill mark the end of the sugaring season. Frogs sense the warmth of spring in the creek and ponds and know when spring is here. Hurry Hill hopes to carry on the sugaring tradition for many more centuries. The sugarin’ season is filled with miracles and Hurry Hill recommends a book for all “armchair sugarmakers.” A classic, wonderful, maple sugaring book, Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen was written in 1957 when she lived in Edinboro. The book is true to the art of making maple syrup. Miracles on Maple Hill won the Newbery Medal for excellence in children’s literature. “Warm and real…packed with incident, country magic, family love, and people to remember; it has substance and spiritual worth.” The New York Times Book Review.
We are grateful for your interest and help in preserving maple sugaring. We feel that Hurry Hill Maple Farm exemplifies Dr. Benjamin Rush’s words to our third President, Thomas Jefferson in 1791:
“the general happiness which heaven seems to have prepared for mankind
will be derived from the manufacture and general use of Maple Sugar.”