March 7

March 7, 2010

WEATHER: Froze again last night, quickly warmed up this morning, high 43 and sunny. Sap could run several more hours, since at 10 pm it is still above freezing, 36 degrees.
 
THINGS THE GUYS CARRY IN THEIR PACKS TO CHECK LINES:
Old-style drillbit for tapping missed trees
Hammer for pounding in the spout
Sheetrock knife
Japanese folding saw for clearing small blowdowns
Pruners
Orange tape
Masking tape, good substitute for a bandaid
Extra tubing
Extra caps, tees, splicers
A contraption called the third hand
The red fitting tool
Water bottle and food
 
MACRO: Woods full of strong tree-shadows on snow.
              Air around sugarhouse saturated with maple fragrance.

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