Sugarhouse Visited by Balloon

by Tig Tillinghast

This morning we had an

acquaintance of ours from across town attempt to drop in via hot air balloon.

The wind didn’t quite cooperate, but we were able to exchange hellos. He runs a

balloon ride business over in the village of Post Mills. Got me to thinking

what sort of air current effects he’d have experienced had our 16-inch stack

been going at full throttle.

Today, we are apparently seeing the sap visit as well, with the temperatures cooperating once more. Maple syrup should arrive tonight. We’ll be boiling in a couple hours. I can’t wait.