As the rain sprinkled down this afternoon (the first day of Spring), we are wondering if this will be one of those seasons that get too warm too soon and make maple syrup production a bust. However, the last two years most of our production was in the last 2 weeks of April, so we haven't given up, and unlike our helper, Dave, we haven't put away the snowplow for the season yet.
|No snow in the woods left|
|Robins, redwings, bluebirds, grackles, ducks, geese, swans, sandhills and other birds are back and making a cheerful noise each morning|
|Turkey males have started gobbling and displaying|
|The first day of spring the sun came up directly in the east|
|My 6:30am firing and tank filling is not quite in the dark|