Groundhog's Day has come and gone and it's definitely still winter. The tractors have chains and don't always want to start, the roads alternate between snowy and icy, and the tapping season is ready to begin.
At this point in the year, the days are noticeably a touch longer but the idea of spring is far away. Slow cooker meals, hot toddies in front of the wood stove, and sore arms from snow shoveling are part of every week.
We look forward to the coming sugaring season even as we continue to enjoy a northeastern Vermont winter day by day!