The trees are released! At Nebraska Knoll, even though there is considerable preliminary or mopping-up work at the edges, sugar season itself spans from the day tapping begins to the day the last tap is pulled and every last tubing line is rinsed. Yesterday! No one will miss the urgent industrial hum of the vacuum pump.
“We’ve known all along that it’s a cure-all,” writes one reader. Several readers have sent me links to articles on the latest in maple research into why maple syrup is good for you. (Oh why does everything you put into your mouth in America have to be considered good or bad for your health?) For your Sunday newspaper reading pleasure, here is one article:
Sunday poem: Since sugar season is now in the past, it’s appropriate to print a poem sent by a reader:
J’adore le passé.
C’est tellement plus reposant que le présent.
Et beaucoup plus fiable que l’avenir.
Schnitzler, Le Ronde (1950)