March 4

March 4, 2010

Weather: Low last night: 30 degrees. High today 35. Northwest wind. Mostly sunny. Sap ran, no boiling.

Morning crisis: Flood of sap in the pump room. Noone shut the door at 5 am when yesterday’s boil ended, so the string that triggers the release tank to release froze up, and the sap didn’t have anywhere to go.

Quote of the Day: “There is so much to be thinking of all at the same time, my mind is putty.”

Snow Quality: corn snow.

Macro: Blue skies at last.

Micro: The guys heading up into the bush on snowshoes to check lines, wearing sunglasses.