End of Maple Season

We wrapped up maple season on April 5 because of weather and sap boiling fatigue.

Numbers for the season:

12 1/2 pint jars of syrup

35 gallons of sap

80 lb of propane

We beat the Connecticut sugar bush price price for 1/2 pints so we are likely to do it again. ┬áNext year I’m going to look for a more efficient evaporator because it took forever to boil and I will need to be able to finish a boil at nights after work.

The day after maple season, I planted four raspberry canes on the side of the house.

4 Months

4 months!

Heather, Jon, Ansel and Chloe visited this month.  Check out more on http://sassifier.blogspot.com/

Heather, Jon, Ansel and Chloe visited this month. Check out more on http://sassifier.blogspot.com/

Sorry about the closed eyes, Jon

Sorry about the closed eyes, Jon

These kids may have set themselves up to have to recreate this photo for years to come.

These kids may have set themselves up to have to recreate this photo for years to come.

It's a lot easier to get everybody to make goofy faces then it is to get nice faces.

It’s a lot easier to get everybody to make goofy faces then it is to get nice faces.

Hanging out with the goat on the goat blanket

Hanging out with the goat on the goat blanket

Play time

Play time

Clark has a seat at the table now.

Clark has a seat at the table now.

Charlie won't give up on Granny time.

Charlie won’t give up on Granny time.

That's 4 months

That’s 4 months