Sounds like everyone has been busy as usual! I have been doing lambing and maple syrup making. I had 3 lambs born one morning during chores, One ewe is older and had a huge black ewe lamb, she has some nerve damage that occured during the delivery, so I have to help her up several times a day, she is slowly improving, the lamb is doing great. The other ewe I have been watching because it looked like only one side of her udder was bagging out, she had twins, both white one ewe and one ram, I ran up to a neighbors and got a couple of yogurt containers of colostrum he keeps frozen all the time, and fed the twins, about 4 oz each several times that day, and yesterday. Last night I checked the mom and it looks like she has milk, but I am reserving judgment on the amount. The twins seem happy and fat so maybe I just checked after they devoured all the milk.
I usually make 5-6 gallons of syrup each year, it makes good gifts! I use lines and 5 gallon buckets, so half new and half old. Lugging the 5 gallon buckets on snowshoes is good exercise! The first day I got a lot but it has been slower the last 3 days because it didn't get down below freezing at night. Last night was marginal on the freezing it was just 32, but today had a brisk wind and clouds, it is better when the sun is shining. I visited my neighbors Tuesday and helped put wood in the big evaporator they have and watched the final boil down, it kept foaming even though she added butter several times. She has a really bad burn on her hand, 2nd degree, from hot sap. her husband was blowing out a clogged line and she was holding the bucket. She is lucky she didn't get it in the face. Their lines run right into the evaporator. I just do mine on a small deep 2'x2' stainless steel pan.
Been back to sanding on the fairy house, takes a long time to get such hard wood sanded the way I want!