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.