February in Vermont has gotten a bit slushy and a tad icy with the freeze-thaw cycles of the last couple of weeks. Lucky for us that means it’s time for tapping (some of) our maple trees. In total we’ll have 21 taps this season, up a couple from last year.
The snow is finally here for real! On Sunday night we got about 10 inches of the fluffy white stuff, which impacts us practically in several ways — how we get water, how we get to the yurt, etc. — but that’s for another post to come. Snowpack also means