Friday Morning Tanka Gray Skies, Still 33 Degrees after Sixty Hours Raven cries gorawk. In Nepal that’s the word for Raven, I read once. The snow that fell is rock salt Graupel. Graupel and gorawk. Quote of the Morning: “Boy, that float on the left side isn’t working. I don’t know if it’s… Read More
Eat Your Greens!
Maple Trout Lilli advises: EAT YOUR GREENS! “Swiss Chard” No, it doesn’t taste like chocolate or keep great time. It gets the name Swiss Chard (a.k.a Green Chard) because of its extensive cultivation in Switzerland. The botanist who discovered and then named it hailed from Switzerland. However, its origin is farther south, in the Mediterranean… Read More
Weather: On Tuesday, ample sun, a high of 41, a quick freeze in the evening. Wednesday morning, ample sun, a quick warming. How’s It Running? Tuesday, the sap hammered in, and buckets drip-drip-dripped. Finally! Sap Sweetness: 2.7% Still very good. Boiling Status: Right at it, with a sense of rhythm in the work for the… Read More
The Worm Turns
-Come look at this forecast [on the NOAA website] -No more freezing nights after tonight? This is terrible. -The worm is turning at both ends. -What does THAT mean? -I know “the worm turns” is from Shakespeare and it means a change. Where have I heard “the worm turns at both ends?” Did Vic… Read More
Sleepy no more
Weather: Get ready for a run. The temp just climbed above freezing and will stay there probably until Saturday night, and not just above freezing but into the 50’s. The forecasted rain isn’t ideal for a sap run, but I predict the floodgates will open nonetheless. Fringe Run: At 32.5 degrees on Tuesday, all that strong… Read More