WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes the maple season comes to a halt because the day-time temperatures aren’t warm enough. Sometimes, it’s because the evening temperatures are too warm; Both conditions cause the sap to stop flowing. Sometimes the season stops due to a lack of energy on theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? My sapwood pile has noticeably shrunk with all this maple sap boiling, which makes me wonder how much wood my little evaporator eats to spit out some maple syrup. Well, so far it’s roughly 1/2 cord to 5 gallons of syrup. “Sapwood” consists ofContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Welcome to late winter. Late winter is that time of year when it seems like we get more snow; perhaps it’s the mixing of warm/cold fronts that brings in more precipitation? I’m not sure. I know it’s also late winter when the chickens beginContinue Reading