Enjoy this peek at our week!
I am so over rain. I have been soaked to the bones this week trying to get things done and make maple syrup. And while the taps are running great, we are dealing with flooding all around us. I am now the proud owner of a sump pump because we had 9″ of water in our basement. And it is awful hard to build and maintain a fire for the sap evaporator when the rains just keep coming. Luckily we have 2 days of sunshine before the rains return.
With all of this oddly warm weather in Michigan in February, I am so jonesing for spring. I just want to grow things and have baby critters born. While the ground hog said 6 more weeks of winter, I think he was talking to everyone but Michigan! While a longer growing season would be great this year, I am waiting for the “other shoe” to drop. This weird weather worries me.
So what made me smile this week?
Part 2 of our 3 part free Facebook live fermenting series. This week we talked about salts and an anaerobic environment. You can stay up to date with the videos and grab all the free handouts over on our Fermenting Workshop page!
Just keep boiling, just keep boiling, just keep… is it too early in the season to be sick of boiling?!?! 😂 I had to put a patio table umbrella over the evaporator in order to keep the down pour of rain off so I could get a fire started. I got soaked to the bone, and I think I’m delirious. And nope, I didn’t get all the sap boiled. Sugaring season is a pain sometimes 😜 But I do love maple syrup!
The river in town…. the flooding is intense. Listen to that roar! At least they say it’s starting to recede. What did make me smile about this was I had The Weather Channel and ABC ask if they could use my little video!!!! I have no clue if either of them did, but it was nice to be asked!
Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!