Good Afternoon Folks, Another nice weekend at camp. The super warm weather last week made for some big changes - Most notable was no snow:
The previously mentioned warm weather also put a hurting on the sap - We only collected 20 gal - But still enough to boil...
Had to trade out the dog-sled for an old wheeled trailer:
The primary tools of the trade:
Moved the sap into camp for the final boil:
The hydrometer and test tube ready to go:
Straining the final product:
Super dark syrup usually indicates the season is coming to a close - Hopefully that's not the case. Significant change from last week's syrup (pictured on the right):
Went for a ride on the 4-wheeler to check on the woodlot - The new foodplot looks pretty sad without anything growing. Hopefully that'll change in a couple months...
A little trail damage over the winter:
I need to do some pruning on the old apple tree:
Any idea what would do this? I was thinking a porcupine, but have never seen them doing this to such a small tree.
Grubb and the Mrs. stopped by for a nice visit. All in all it was a great weekend!!!!
Until next Sunday - Have a great week folks!!!