Only good thing about it is there hasn't been much snow. Fall was colder than winter. Haven't had any safe ice yet. Lots of ash trees to drop in or over swamps . Can't even get a tractor in the bush. Cutting ash where I'm not going to damage maples is getting harder to do.

Listening to the radio Saturday, they are now forecasting a warmer than normal next 3 months. Might not be able to tap our big swamp due to thin ice. Can't remember exactly, but there was 2 years I couldn't. Really hoping for a big freeze up. Starting to tap day after family day.