Monday, March 23, 2015

Still Winter

The calendar says Spring, but the weather says Winter.
We had sleet & snow today.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Beaver Evidence

I spotted some beaver activity along the creek.

Over several days, the beavers have taken down several trees.

I can't seem to find where they are building a dam.
They are working fast & hard, so I'll see it eventually.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Loss of a Great One

We lost Tag this week.

Tag was my first horse.
He took care of me, a middle aged horse crazy woman, and gave me confidence.
I had him for 12 years.

Tag was an Appaloosa and had lots of black spots & markings when I bought him.

As he aged, he gradually turned all white.

He was an excellent riding horse,
very brave & willing.

And he was infinitely patient in our dress-up sessions.

I was lucky to have this unforgettable horse.

So long, old buddy.
See you over the rainbow bridge.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Maple Syrup Making

The sap buckets have filled.

And we've collected the sap.
Forty-seven gallons total.

The evaporator is fired up.

The sap is boiling.

We bottled the syrup.
 2015 syrup batch is in the bottle!