A keen observer will notice that spring is beginning to “sprang” already at Wolf Ridge. Today we mark the first day of the year with more than 12 hours of sunlight. Beaked hazel catkins are softening and elongating and under last year’s leaf litter, mycelium grows. The warmth of the last ten days has changed our snow depth from 19 inches to just 2 inches in most places. With the warmth during the day and the sub freezing temperatures at night, maple sap is flowing and our trees are tapped with hopes for sweet brown gold!
-Shane Steele and Luciana Ranelli