As the snow melts and the ground starts to thaw, we are already swinging into action here at the farm:

We have tapped about 50 Silver Maples down along the river, and have already collected about 100 gallons of sap.  That should cook down to at least a couple gallons of maple syrup!

Alyssa helps Grandma Carol and Grandpa Darwin collect the sap.  The sap runs out the spile, down the tube, and into the bucket.

On Monday we also planted the first seeds.  Our four onion varieties will grow for eight weeks in flats in the garage, and then get transplanted out to the garden after that.  In the next few weeks we will start the broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and others in the same way.

Chris with the 2007 seedlings. The flourescent lights hang just inches above the plants for maximum photosynthesis.