|Ken listening to Prairie Home Companion|
|Wood fired syrup - some people use oil or gas|
My birthday is in March. I was born between snow storms. And some years around my birthday I was lucky enough to visit my maternal grandparents in Vermont during "sugaring off" - maple season, the season when a person can enjoy being outdoors, feel spring coming and smell the aroma of maple sap boiling down to syrup
|Warm enough to take off the gloves|
Ken enjoys making maple syrup, and I am glad. He plows through snow to tap all the trees - drilling holes, pounding in taps, hanging buckets, and when we are lucky collecting sap. Sap run is based entirely upon the weather.
|Sap is running|
|It is hot enough to boil!|
This is a time of great transition from winter to spring and garden season. I hope you can enjoy it as much as we do!