In some backyards, maple syrup making season is just getting underway, while in others, it’s wrapping up and time to think about other backyard pursuits. Here’s what’s going on in maple and backyard news now!
And this is rather big maple news: maple moveth west. While we’ve already had occasion to regale you with tales of big leaf maple syrup in the Pacific Northwest, we add to the known list of maple producing places: Idaho, Utah, New Mexico and Montana.
Here we are in the heart of maple season, and, we kid you not, maple news was dominated by Big Beverage. We bring you: A Very Serious Review of Pepsi’s (Awful) Maple Syrup Soda. Happy reading! If anyone tries it, let us know. That is, if you live to tell the tale. 🙂
Backyard news is warming up with spring-y news items.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way. As much as we don’t want to think, talk or type about viruses of any kind ever again . . . avian flu is reportedly back in backyard flocks from Illinois, Kansas, New York and Maine to North Carolina, Minnesota and Iowa. May as well be everywhere. Shepherd those flocks, backyarders!
It’s hard for us to imagine having too much sunlight in March, but apparently shade sails are all the rage. Or will be!
And that’s a wrap for this month’s maple and backyard news. More maple and backyard news is always around the corner around here!