|The first small batch of syrup -- light colored, pleasant flavor and only 4 gallons (1 gallon to our crew member Dave)|
|The lake, in an effort to set an early opening record, is about 1/3 open this morning. I think the earliest before was about March 30th with normal about April 15th|
|Sometimes the snow catches us before we have put things away.|
|A new spring snow often stimulates maples to drip overnight. This morning, about 1/4 of this bucket was filled after the 5 pm emptying and it was dripping already at 7 am when I first checked.|
|On the soybean stubble, a pair of Sandhill Cranes does some spooning.|
|The deer just checked me out from their corn stubble breakfast.|
Marv -- see the big down oak in the back of the field across from your farm.
|The spring snows are still pretty even though they are annoying to folks who have come through the winter and are thinking about gardening rather than shoveling snow.|