Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Change is Inevitable

Winter snow & moisture collapsed this bank.
Nothing stays the same in nature.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Neverending Winter

Although the calendar says Spring,
Mother Nature has gifted us with one more snowfall.

Hopefully this will be the last.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Do you see What I see?

Tag, at 27, is slowly losing his eyesight.
He does fairly well following Rocky around the pasture,
however, I wonder if he realizes that deer is not Rocky? 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last Boil of the Season

Tuesday was the last boil of the maple syrup season.
We boiled 55 gallons of sap and produced a little over a gallon.
Sap at the beginning of the season is sweet & clear and as the season progresses,
 it becomes less sweet and more watery.
Therefore, it takes more sap and a longer boil to produce a gallon of syrup.
The early syrup, Light Amber, is lighter, sweeter and has a more delicate maple taste.
The latest product, Dark Amber, is thicker, more robust and has a definite maple taste.
Both are delicious!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Up a Tree

This raccoon stayed too late at the bird feeder and was chased up a tree by the dogs.
He spent several hours up there until he finally felt confident to leave.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Temps are fluctuating above & below freezing.
Ice crystals form on melting puddles.

 The icebergs from the creek are slowly dissolving into chunks of crystalline ice.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Sap is Flowing

Finally a break in the weather
and we are back above freezing, 
at least during the day.
Its perfect weather for the sap to run!

Friday, March 7, 2014


The weather is breaking.
I walked over to the neighboring cattle farm and visited the cows.

Of course, they saw me coming.

I love reading their eartags.  

Afte deciding I was harmless, they ignored me.

 Spring is in the air

And the calves are sparring.

This little guy thinks he's tough.

She lets him win, this time.