Monthly Archives: March 2011

Maple Music




The first day of spring is one thing,
and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is
sometimes as great as a month.
-Henry Van Dyke

We started our week with flurries bordering on heavy snowfall. As Monday progressed the skies eventually cleared and the thermometer hit 39 degrees. The sap could heard “tinking” in the snow covered aluminum buckets. That my friends is a joyful music this time of year. The sap is flowing strong so we will be boiling another round of sap this weekend. Ya-hoo for spring!

Be well, do good.

The Big Dog is Back


Good morning everyone. Well after a long hiatus the big dog is back aboard…the big dog being Colby of course. The docks are back in and after a winter of out of town carpentry I am getting back into the groove. Jen and I had an extremely busy winter with kids after school activities (namely skiing), volunteer activities in town, and work.

Katie has kept the barn fires burning all winter long. We have tackled a whole pile of projects and now Katie is enjoying a well deserved week of rest. Next week chief mate Rob will be back and we will climb aboard with sandpaper and paint. I for one am very much looking forward to getting out on the bay.

I hope you will forgive my absence and hope the e-newsletter has helped. If you haven’t signed up for the e-news it is filled with more nickel knowledge and shameless banter about windjammer cruises.

In the meantime…

Be well, do good.