Monday, March 19, 2012
Spring Peepers Sing An End To The Season -- The Earliest On Record
Many hopeful maple followers have asked the question, "but what if the weather gets cold again now?". There is a chance that more seasonable temperatures will return by the end of the week, but the warm nights have caused the maple buds to swell and give the sap a 'buddy' flavour, which is sharp and unpleasant. The only silver lining to the season's end is that Dad will finally get a full night's sleep - the first one in a week. With the lack of overnight frost, the sap ran slowly but steadily for days on end.
We were out in the sugarbush today, beginning the task of washing the saplines. It feels like we just finished putting them out! Our sugarhouse will be open most afternoons this week but please call ahead to check - (705) 835-5780.