Because of a late dinner and meeting at church on Saturday evening, we ended up collecting sap in the dark. I put the kids to bed and went out with Adam and two friends to gather under the moonlight. It was one of the best sap runs we've had in years, more than 250 gallons. The following day was the same! A great start to this season. This year we have about 275 buckets and about 25 taps on lines (on the few steeper areas of our woods).
We also celebrated K's 12th birthday yesterday, though he'd prefer to not have a birthday photo posted. Maybe this sweet one from 12 years ago will be ok. ;)