Saturday, March 19, 2016

The day the Bellows Died! (Sung to the tune of Ms. American Pie)

Today was the day we could finally use our fancy new evaporation pan.

Isn't she a beauty?

It really makes the unpainted boiler look horrible! We need to do something about that!
The new pan makes the most gorgeous sap!

A man uses various tools, including a piece of beveled edging.  I'm a fan of the m'apron of course. The foam sifter is pretty neat too.

 I didn't realize how nasty it actually looked in there.

Today was such a lovely day. Scout had a lovely day bathing in the sun. And wood chips.

Today was the day the Bellows died. Adios shop vac - you've been good to us.
 Luckily I am not a girly girl and really don't care about my cheap hair dryer because it has been re-purposed.

We played with some really cool sap shadows... I swear some smart Alec is putting up their middle finger.

Oggled the m'apron at work....

went for a chilly convertible ride....

and played with some chickens. Hey Slip!

Yes, Slip got her name from her slipped wing.
It was a long day, as there was over 120 gallons of sap to go through so we were out there well after dark.

I like the subtle shadow of Stephen as he leans in to smell the nearly "ready for the finisher" syrup boil.
It is such a wonderful smell.

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