I am transitioning back into my running shoes. Track started this week. I am helping out this season again, assisting with the girl's team, being inspired and staying active with a group of strong and fun girls.
The sap is running. After a stretch of cold days that slowed the sap run down a bit, the weather warmed up enough late in the week for the sap to start running again. This past weekend topped out around 50 degrees! Tomorrow I will be collecting the sap from the weekend with my students, cooler weather may slow things down again this week. We will have to see what I am able to get. So far it has been a slow start. I have only collected about 3 gallons from 9 taps. I am hoping for close to 40 gallons before I need to pull the taps. Time will tell.
We are still enjoying the snow. We have been spending our weekends at a nearby ski resort. Both the alpine skiing and Nordic ski trails were a delight the last few days. We have been having so much fun spending long stretches of time outdoors, getting exercise. The sun and vitamin D has been revitalizing!