things i love about my husband {5} humor

28 days of intentionally honoring my spouse

The Great Syrup War began in early ’09 and it still continues to this day.

History books are a little sketchy on how it started. We do know there was coffee involved. Little else is concrete.

We know that two main perpetrators started throwing numbers around. Which is terribly dangerous, of course. And these weren’t just any numbers. They were primes.

Twenty-three taps. That’s what he said he had.  And my husband frowned a little.

By the middle of the season the numbers were in the 40’s. But there was a problem. We were out of buckets.

On the way to the barn that morning, with the sun warming the maple trees and making the snow drip, it came to him. There was one thing he had countless numbers of…


The battle of the taps was won.

But the war was far from over. In fact, I do believe it will stay a permanent part of family gatherings for years to come.

Bottles of syrup are sneakily replaced with bottles of molasses. Comments about the enemy’s off-colored or off-flavored syrup erupt. Taste tests are a regular occurrence.

Undercover spies slip onto enemy lines and tap pine trees.


And my husband’s sense of humor is one of the things I love best about him. 🙂

The Challenge:

How does your husband keep you laughing?

Does he have a dry sense of humor? Slapstick? Maybe he’s more serious but occasionally breaks from the mold and surprises you.

Think about it and take time to tell him how much you appreciate the moments of laughter.


11 thoughts on “things i love about my husband {5} humor

  1. This was grand! Men… they’re amazing, aren’t they? 😀
    My husband has a bit of a…ahem… reputation, himself. He’s slapstick, and ridiculous, and constantly making me both laugh and blush at the same time. It’s hard to believe there are twenty years between us.
    I love how we can be a friend, partner, teammate and playmate ALONG with being a wife.


    • We mostly give it away to family and friends. 🙂 My husband is still trying to figure out a way to tap more. We have another sugar bush behind the barn, but you have to cross a gulf to get to it and that is difficult when we have a lot of snow. So, he’d hoping to put up tubing and run the sap into barrels on this side. If he does that then we’ll probably sell to someone local and have them add it it their barrels.

      I’m hoping to do get a chance to do a maple syrup giveaway here in the beginning of march. We’ll see if it all works out. 🙂


  2. Loren has gone fishing this morning but I will show this to him when he gets back! yesterday he was on several maple sites getting ideas……..warn Amos!


  3. My husband is GREAT at making me laugh. He makes funny faces, talks in silly voices, is goofy, and just generally cracks me up. And I’ve never considered myself talented at making other people laugh, but for some reason, I have a knack for making him laugh, and I love it. We have tons of fun together. 🙂


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