The first picture was on this date last year, the second was this year. Do you think that this is the reason the sight isn't very active. We had almost 2 pages of comments til now in pa. last year.
We had a few more inches of snow here in central Pa this morning. Its hard to even hike in the woods but it is good exercise fighting through it. Just have to try to be careful. Trout season is coming, then morelsI guess so. It's hard to think seriously about mushrooms when you're freezing your butt off while chiseling the ice off your truck!
That looks mouth watering. I can’t think of a better incentive to go find some morels.. It looks like it will be a little more time till we see them and I blame Phil for that... good luck to all
I checked the degree days for march 8 last year and march 8 this year based on 32 degrees and the difference was staggering. last year in my area it was 372 and this year it is 86. When i found my first one last year the degree day were only around 800 so i am going to check it this year at the same spot.Ran into a link on another post with the "degree day" map on it. Apparently a lot of hunters look at this, and the magic number is 1100 degree days. Right now, this entire regions of the country is sitting at 1 degree day. We have a ways to go!
In the 60's and 70's I helped my uncle collect and cook the sap on his farm. He cooked it down to syrup and also candy, it took a lot of sap to make candy. We cooked it down in big butcher kettles outdoors and it had a smoke flavor that a lot of us really liked.Yeah, I noticed the sap bags are hanging in a nearby sugar bush in a local metro park. Local neighborhood association looking through park archives discovered that it had been planted years ago as a demonstration project for syrup making. The project never got off the ground, so they talked the park board into it. They went to Chardon, OH (big maple syrup area) and found a used sap cooker. The park district built them a sugar shack to house it, and supplies them with wood to fire it.
It's all volunteer work, and I cruise by frequently to see it they're hauling buckets. I'll stop and help. They sell it at the park garden center with the money going to the park. It's great syrup!