Monday, March 21, 2011

Signs of Spring!

The taps are finally running.  The snow is quickly melting, exposing the lush full scents of healthy earth (spelled here M...U...D...).  The animals are waking up and getting active.  Flocks of birds are returning ... cow-birds, geese, ducks ... singing their "We're home songs!"  I am eager to follow this MooseBoots path back into the woods and see what is growing.

Other signs are the dance competition seasons frenzied pace and confirmation of ... the 6th Annual Maine Knap-In on April 17th at the University of Southern Maine.  Last year, we had a blast!  There is so much to do, see, and learn.  If you live close, I recommend stopping by.  If not, you might consider it anyway.  Here is a link where I am assured they will be posting information.

I do look forward to boiling more sap down this weekend.  So far, we have been able to harvest 2 quarts of syrup.  One pint was done on the stove in the house, the rest outside.  You can really see the difference.  I will also be trying the freezing method I have read about.

It is shaping up to be a beautiful Spring.  My favorite signs are emerging, even down to the steak cooking over an open fire.  I enjoy hearing you favorite signs or recent observations.

And so, my MooseBoots journey starts another turn.  Happy Equinox!


  1. Seeing the mourning doves yesterday in the middle of that snowstorm pecking around at the seeds we scattered was pretty incredible - and that's definitely a "Spring" thing, as we don't see them much in the winter time.

  2. There are incredible things to do and see everywhere, if only we take the time.

  3. Wiat! You didn't mention "Stray Cats are appearing"! Then you post a picture of one?! :)


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