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Still Grinning From Ear to Ear
January 28, 2012, 7:43 pm
Filed under: January 2012
Arch and pans ready for syrup

January 28, 2012

 
     It has been a whole day since getting the arch and pans ready for syrup and I am still grinning. In fact, I don’t think you could knock the smile off my face with a club. I bet there are a few people who would like to try though 😮
 
     I spent the first half of the day cutting and hauling more fire wood. I got soaked working on it, but I did make more progress. The woodshed is quite large so it will take a lot of wood to fill it. I keep working because syrup season is fast approaching. Now, we just have to hope the weather cooperates.
 
     It snowed like the dickens for most of the morning. The flakes were large and wet. They did finally start sticking accumulating about two and a half inches. It was windy and cold the second part of the day and is still cold as I write.
 
     The horses had a good day today and it was fun using them. I will go at it again tomorrow. I am not sure that I will work on wood, but I plan on driving the horses anyway. It’s my day of rest and using the horses, rests my mind.
 
     The white hole or circle you can see in the front of the arch is where a blower will go. The forced air helps the efficiency of the arch. I should be able to boil like crazy with it, of course I will use more wood, but the sap should evaporate at a good rate.
 
     I have to finish chores, but I came in for “Chapsitck”. My lips are chapped pretty bad, some would think it was from the weather, but I know …..  it’s from all the grinning 😮
 
 

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The sugarhouse looks great & I can hear the excitement in your words! So glad things are going well.

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