Can you find the Little House connection?

We tap maple trees here on our property in Michigan and have a very small scale maple syrup processing operation. In my never ending quest for knowledge :), I was recently reading Maple Sugar (a history, lore, and how-to of sap and syrup) by Tim Herd.

While reading the page below, I came across a word that gave this very book its connection to the Little House books.

Can you pick it out? 🙂


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7 comments on “Can you find the Little House connection?
  1. Wendy says:


  2. Cay Gibson says:

    Sugar maples?

  3. Joyce says:

    Isn’t that the word Pa got correct to win the DeSmet spelling bee?

  4. TLynn says:

    There’s that spelling word again!
    Thanks for sharing – love the thrill of those connections!

  5. Lizzie says:

    Xanthophylls, of course—the spelling-bee-winning word!

  6. Roberta says:

    Yeah! The famous X-word from LTOTP.
    Thanks for sharing. :o)

  7. LauriOH says:

    Xanthopylls. Dang it, I didn’t get here first as I was working when the update came up.