Yesterday and today we made Dark syrup, formerly called Amber. It has a good flavour which should please those people who prefer the stronger flavour of the darker syrup.. The sap continues to run well and we are having an excellent season. All the equipment is also running well but the people are getting a little tired as we have been going almost non stop for six weeks. With snow in the forecast later this week spring will be delayed for some time.
My son Jamie spotted the new nest of the red shouldered hawk and we hear the hawk calling frequently. These hawks are quite secretive and their nest is well away from our main trail. Other birds are showing up but we have yet to see a bluebird.
We are making plans for Maple Weekend on Saturday and Sunday and will post more details later this week.