Dear Farm Journal,
Maple syrup season is upon us and there is a race against time and temperature to get all the trees tapped. Due to the heavy snowfalls, the only way down to the sugar bush is on foot, so Jessica, Troy, Rufus, and I hiked down. Jessica and Troy built a fire, boiled snow and washed out the tanks and pans while Rufus and I worked our way up the lines, clearing tubing, readjusting and mending lines, and tapping trees. About halfway through, we all sat down and had a sandwich and a beer by the fire. It was an awesome way to spend a Friday afternoon. By the end of the day, all the trees were tapped and only minor adjustments need to be made before we are ready for the first run.