It’s the last week of February. I am sitting in front of the wood stove looking back through my maple journal to see what was the latest date we had ever started syruping. With all of our trees tapped, machinery ready and students antsy to get going, it is still too cold. The last time this occurred, was 1994 when the program started on March 3rd, we are about to break a record. It looks as if the weather may change over the week end and produce enough days in the 40’s to allow us to begin boiling. Keep your eyes open for the steam coming out of the top of the Sugarhouse and you will know that we finally started.