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April 1, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Connie's canning day

Connie’s canning day

April 1, 2014

Today was an awesome day. We gathered and boiled everything the trees had to offer. My dear wife joined me in the sugarhouse to can our fine maple syrup. We did lots of small containers today. I don’t know just how many, but I do know there were over 100 half pints. Those little, tedious suckers, needed a woman’s touch…and patience!

The weather and my work schedule is telling me that the end is near. So we will be all done by the end of the week. It has been an interesting season, to say the least. The severe cold temperatures in February and into March, kept the sap locked up in the trees. The season broke finally and we were off and running. I guess I was the sap around here šŸ˜®

We had a very good season. The syrup is yummy and the amount given by our trees was generous. There is still a gallon or two to be made, but we hit our goal yesterday and flew by it today. The first harvest of 2014 was a giant success.

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