|Our first run of amber syrup|
So today, I'm watching the sap boil, hoping to get a second batch of maple syrup--3 oz. for John, 3 pints for me. He's not the syrup afficionado that I am--but he certainly throws his heart into it for my benefit! Since I'm relegated to the bench, I can keep an eye on the boiling sap, do laundry, and catch up on my reading--oh, and watch season 3 of Downton Abbey--any fans out there?
I can also waste time surfing the internet for farms I can't afford, saddles I'd love to own, and dogs needing adoption. Have any of you fellow OTTB owners followed the 100 Days Retired Racehorse Retraining Project? I picked Suave Jazz as the horse I'd most like to own. Declan's Moon, half-brother to Harley, sounded like a tough nut--must be the Malibu Moon trait!
The days are getting longer, the snows wetter, the sun stronger. Spring will be here in a couple of weeks.