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Pretty? Yes, but what a storm!
February 5, 2014, 10:40 am
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Sugarhouse ready and waiting

Sugarhouse ready and waiting

February 5, 2014

   The snow storm has us in its grip as I write. Schools are closed and the roads are pretty bad. The snow is falling at a rate of an inch an hour. I’m waiting to dig us out once it lets up. It is pretty. All that snow makes for a big white blanket, covering the landscape.

   The wind is out of the north and blowing snow and pellets of ice. It is not a great day for working outside. I have a few projects to keep me busy. There is much cleaning to do to make ready for the maple syrup season. I will start today on that job… all of the tree spiles need cleaned…1200, to be washed, rinsed and dried.

   We plan to tap in less than three weeks. All of us are getting excited, especially me 😮 I love that time of year, the job and all the family time. The horses are ready to go … now we just need the weather to work with us.

   Chores, a little writing and my spile cleaning job, will fill my day. Then I can work a while digging out from this storm. Man, it is so good to be busy! There is no such thing as boredom here….so , like the song says, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”