The days are finally getting warm enough for the sap to flow in the sugar maples. Some of the small syrup makers still use buckets instead of the now more common tubing. One of our neighbors still uses buckets on the trees along the river. We had a big snowstorm last week setting up perfect conditions for sap gathering - sunny days with highs in the low 40s, nighttime lows in the 20s, a north wind, and snow on the ground.
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I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.