|200 5-gallon buckets to be cleaned as maple sap season ends. Half are done, and then we took a break and hit the Laketown Lutheran Church for a pancake supper!|
Pulled off 10 gallons of syrup this morning, slightly darker and a little more maple flavor--but still quite mild. Got the Cub Cadet stuck in a muddy low spot back in the woods even with the chains on and threw mud all over jerking it back and forth to get it out--hauling a trailer load of empty pails--made it more work to clean them up!
The frogs were croaking in the ponds by noon--really the first that every little woods pond was filled with sound. The lake is beginning to melt in from the edges and has that blue water-soaked ice look that tells you it hasn't long to stay.
|The lake ice is getting that water-soaked look that means another day or so and it will be gone! Latest I can remember.|
Buz Swerkstrom of downtown Atlas biked over today and dropped off a proof copy of his newest book--"Sgt. Pepper's Inner Grove" a novel about music. I helped him with the cover and getting it into print--not very much work as he had everything ready. A little more tweaking on the cover and proofing the inside and it will go into print--probably a few weeks. Hope to start reading it tonight.
Buz said that there were several ice fishermen out on Long Trade Lake at Atlas--they walked out rather than drove!
|Cushing Tigers "Elmo Wilson" appreciation bat --a few of the signatures. 1925-1950 Donated to the Cushing Museum by the Wilson Family.|