We had a new snowfall of three or four inches yesterday and last night so now everything is white and looks Christmas-like. We dug about a dozen 1 to 2 inch caliper trees with a tree spade which was the first time I had actually been involved with that process. I learned how to tie them into the baskets correctly. We just finished potting up about 15 types of native spring ephemerals: 4 different kinds of Trillium, Cimicifuga, Mertensia, Pachysandra, Polygonatum, Arisaema, 2 Claytonias, Hepatica, some Carex, Iris, etc.
From now till when we start tapping the maples or working on the line, cows and calves may be my main focus. The chain and paddle system has been malfunctioning every morning for the past three days.
After a year and a quarter, I now have hot water in my house.