In the foreground are pig trails in the north home field with a stone wall and row of maple trees backed by Sugar Mountain to the north. The top of Sugar Mountain lost its trees in the ice storm of 1998. Much of Canada lost power for two weeks. We lost 150 acres of hard wood maples in that four day storm. Half our sugar bush plus the ridge northward. One point five million dollars of lumber that would have been harvested over the next decades or provided sap to make maple syrup. I felt pretty sick at the time. Set backs happen. The trees are regenerating. The raspberry picking has never been better. The moose and deer don’t mind the low growing tender tree tops. In 30 years the forest will heal. Life goes on. It’s a beautiful day.
Outdoors: 32°F/19°F Mostly Sunny
Farm House: 63°F/56°F eH1M
Tiny Cottage: 55°F/51°F eH2M+DH1/2 Bathtub almost totally parged (9 hours), bathroom stall wall parged, kids loft railing mostly assembled in place