Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Few Good Things About a Long Winter

Last year at this time, my little corner of this world - Ringle, Wisconsin, was setting records for one of the warmest Springs on record.  We had trees budding out, green grass, know.  However, on or about this date last year, we had a hard frost and snow storm - it is Wisconsin after all.  Those tender buds froze and dropped off - hence, a bad flowering fruit tree year - no apples or cherries.  The record temperatures stopped the maple trees from doing what many in our area depend on - having sap run for syrup.   The people who depend on the income from these industries were really hurting.  

So, as I look out the window this morning, listening to my furnace "kick in", I won't be disappointed in the weather.  Mother Nature might have Spring coming a little late - when it does finally arrive it will be so much sweeter - along with the abundant maple syrup.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:


thecrazysheeplady said...


Liz said...

One of my husbands friends just gave him a bottle of maple syrup! Can't wait for pancakes this weekend! Our trees here in northern Illinois are just starting to bud.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, better to have prolonged winter than a surprise freeze.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That's a good way to look at it. Love the photo of the sap droplet :)

Michaele said...

I agree with Tex - if we have to have it - better now than later. I am so hoping we have seen our last snowstorm here in NE.