Warm days and cold nights are supposed to ease us into spring: slowly melt the snow and ice and let the crocuses burst into bloom. The warm and cold cycle also triggers the sap run in maple trees and the start of sugaring season in the Northeast.
It’s a sure sign of spring when the trees are tapped. “There’s a little sap so we’ve got to get the spout in.”
And the sap flows into sugarhouses where evaporators get fired up to boil a sweet spring treat.
It’s maple season in the North Country.