-23 F here in the St. Croix River Valley this morning, over 36 inches of snow in the yards and woods and as much Frost. We will finally get above 32 F next weekend. My thinking now is that we will tap closer to the end of March and the beginning of April. With all the snow in the woods there is no way we could carry sap buckets out of the residential yards even if I tapped the trees in snow shoes. It will take at least 4-5 days of above 40 degrees to knock that snow down so we can at least walk in it. The season will just be later than what we are used to in the past, although last year was somewhat similar as my first boil last year was March 22, and it was a small sap run. I am beginning to get the evaporator set up and smoke and steam stacks will go up next weekend. Get your supplies now, when the temperatures do warm up everyone will be anxious to get started.