As the days get longer and temperatures become more moderate, the sap begins to rise. We've spent the last two months tapping and getting ready, and it's official -- sugaring season is here! We did our first boil this weekend, with maple syrup dark amber in hue in sweetly nutty in flavor. Weather is getting colder again, so we'll have to wait for the next boil. But for now, it's enough to know that the sweetest season is really here.