Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Rituals


Well, there's no doubt Spring is here...the work has begun! The seedlings are popping up, and needing immediate transfer to larger digs under the grow lamp...

Who knew they'd sprout so fast? The heat mats I got worked wonders! Now if I could only re-pot a little faster...

(Ran to the garden center to stock up on organic plant food and more sticks to ID the pots.)


Oh yeah, and the sap is running again. An overly warm snap followed by a too cold run shut everything down for a week, but we are back in business. I collected over 10 and 1/2 gallons of sap this afternoon, and I expect the same or more tomorrow, so we're lighting the fire as soon as we get home. Meanwhile, I finished off the first mini run and split it between bottling and the house supply.


Real maple syrup has no equal. Ahhhhh.....



1 comment:

Lauren said...

Here I thought I was all crunchy earth mother but you have me beat hands-down. Is there a way to order your maple syrup? I have had plenty of the real stuff but never made by someone I "know." Keep up the good work; I've been working on the veggie garden as well (in between wiping lamb butts, that is)!