The weather has taken turn here in northwestern Montana. Specifically a turn towards the perfect temperatures for sugaring.
It’s an exciting time for a few reasons. Obviously we enjoy the maple syrup but more than that it’s the beginning of our food production season.
As the bottles fill with that clear, sweet sap my heart and soul fills a bit too. The seasons are changing like they always do and with that the promise of spring gardening can be seen on the horizon.
It’s a simple thing like most in our lives but I must admit, I’m grateful for all that liquid sugar pouring from our trees.