We spent the weekend away at a hockey tournament. It was so nice to stay in a hotel and not have to cook or do laundry and we had a lot of fun with the other parents/players. The sap started running in the maple trees so yesterday afternoon was spent putting taps in the trees and attaching the sap buckets.
The weather forecast this week is warm days and nights that dip below freezing, perfect for collecting sap. Next weekend we will boil most of it down to syrup just in time because we are down to our last 2 bottles from last year's crop.
Lots of buds on my magnolia tree but it won't bloom until May.