Field Notes. Spring seems to have arrived early! The last two Saturdays have been great for maple sap collection, but this week is to warm and last week was too cold. Optimum weather for maple season is a combination of warm, sunny days in the 40's and night time lows in the 20's.
With this warm weather orchardists are afraid the trees will bud and possibly bloom so early they will be vulnerable to frost when and if it chills down.
And we have gotten the first goose egg of the season! We sell them as we have them. Let us know if you want some
I also have been cooking up the squash with small blemishes, and taking it off the skin and saving for a couple different dishes. I prepare some with pecans or other nuts: toast the nuts in a small skillet, place on a cutting board and chop. Heat some cooked squash with butter in the skillet and season with salt, pepper and a bit of nutmeg - or for variety a bit of curry. Once you serve, top with the chopped nuts.
'Til March 23rd, Judith