When chaos takes center stage, there remains a quiet in the forest to compose the foreboding psyche. Rufus and I retreat to the wooded acreage for an afternoon hike and make our way to the “sugar bush”. The maple syrup camp is covered in snow, awaiting her moment to take center stage of farm life. The first crop of the season is right around the corner and we’re delighted to see that Papa Rich has been busy stacking up the “sap wood” for this year’s boil. If all goes as planned, maple syrup production will be our first Driftless Curiosity workshop in March and we’re looking forward to bringing people together for this truly sweet time of year.