My what big teeth you have!
But it's all friendly in the end.
The sap is still running, though very sporadically. I did a small batch up on Tuesday, the first batch in a week. Only about 5.5 buckets for a little over 3 pints of syrup. It warmed up nicely on Tuesday afternoon and then the temps dropped overnight into Wednesday and it was clear and sunny Wednesday, so Sam said he got 7 buckets on Wednesday! He is doing up a batch today. This is his first time to cook sap this year. Hopefully we will get a half gallon or so from this run.
My mom's friend, Tom, sent us a very nice photo album from our swamp tromp as well as a disc with all the photos he took, so here are a couple with me in them. Photos of me are so rare as I am usually behind the camera!
This was about the deepest water we were in in the swamp. I think this is where Bill (left) told us there was a 'gator hole about 50 feet away that was home to a 9' 'gator and that the 'gator "knew we were there the moment we stepped into the water". All I could think of was that that gave him plenty of time to prepare! But he never showed up. Thankfully.
I never did get around to fringing the end on my rug. I will make myself do it tomorrow or Saturday!
I am on the last 1 oz batt of my alpaca/bamboo hand-dyed, hand-carded blend I am spinning. I hope to have it all done and plied by this time next week. Plying will be much quicker than spinning, but it will still take some time. I hope to get at least 1000 yards out of this 8 oz of fiber. Once I ply it, I will measure it and see.
So we had a quiet week this past week and I expect another quiet week upcoming. Actually, it's kind of nice. I think the end of this month I will have a visit from my mother, my sister-in-law and my niece and 2 nephews. That will shatter the quiet for sure!