What a crazy year! The trees opened up for an afternoon, and then went back to sleep. We have had lots of time for setting up the evaporator, and tidying up the sugar house. The warm temperatures we have had over the last week slowed everything down. Finally! This past weekend with some more snow and temps below 0 we saw some movement in the lines and the buckets. And last night the temp went down to -9C! It was still just 0 in the bush at 3 this afternoon, so despite the sun shine, things hadn’t really started to move. We will head out after dinner this evening and collect everything we can from the buckets, and it looks like tomorrow should be a great collection day, with processing starting likely on Thursday. This has definitely been a year of working on patience!
On another note, walking through the bush on Friday we came across Farley’s coat that the deer stole. No where near where we though he had lost it. Just goes to show ya that you can never trust a deer.
Your Maple Farmer,