I completely forgot to post a picture of the hat that I made myself back in February...a Valentine to myself. ;)
30 March 2015
24 March 2015
20 March 2015
We are finally ready for you.
This family enjoys winter--our down time--but the past couple weeks have been filled with illness after illness.
Thankfully, the cold weather gave mama and the kids a little time to heal before sugaring starts up again and gave Adam time to fill the woodshed with next year's wood.
Oh, spring, we are ready.
Fedco seeds arrived
A few days of mud
More boiling ahead, we hope
Sourdough and garlic oil--a simple supper this week
16 March 2015
13 March 2015
12 March 2015
Our sugaring operation is small compared to many sugar makers, but it is large enough that each of us are needed when it comes time to gather sap. This year, we increased how many buckets we are using (to 200) and decreased the taps we have on lines (to 100). 300 is about our max for taps in our 2 acres sugarbush.
I think I say this every year, but I love gathering sap. I love to notice the signs of spring as we spend our afternoons or evenings in the woods together. There is an element of surprise with every bucket we check and satisfaction as we fill the tank.
I'm so happy to be sugaring again.