Friday, March 27, 2015
I don't think WF should downplay this serious, exceptional drought in a region that supplies a huge amount of our nation's produce as "a weather issue." The biggest brand name in food responsibility ought to be an educator. I think we're all brave enough to buy our vegetables and think about drought, to consider what it takes to feed us all so well, don't you?
Are you, grocer, brave enough?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I woke to collect any sap to come after the prior tipping.
That's when the snow began to fall.
Two hundred fifty six ounces of sap, nearly fluid as water, and hardly sweet.
And the snow continued to fall.
The sap continued to boil, scenting the kitchen with caramelized sugar.
And as the snow began to accumulate
the sap grew thicker and thicker.
Nearing one fortieth the volume, it left the pot for the filter.
When it was over, four inches of snow
and eight sweet ounces of maple syrup.