March 2014

The sugaring season is off to a slow start

As we indicated in our Spring newsletter, it's been a cold spring and this has had an impact on the sugaring season (as we call it in Vermont.)  In order to gather the sap to make maple syrup, you need a particular type of weather -- chiefly warm sunny* days with nights below freezing -- and this kind of weather is typical in Vermont from early March through mid-April (roughly.)

* For certain values of "warm"; after a Vermont winter, a sunny day...