“It’s what you have to do to evaporate 150 gallons of sap before (during) Easter to get 5 gallons of dark sweet syrup,” my husband said when he came home after a week of traveling and 12 hour work days. “We have to sap tonight.”
I’m the cry-baby when it comes to cold weather and working late nights, but I behaved and spent time admiring the blood moon and husband’s work ethic. More syrup in my coffee! Hurray!