Dog days of summer

The heat is on here in the St. Croix River Valley.  This is the time of year where I just cannot get motivated to do much outdoor activities, especially when dewpoints are in the 70’s. Oh well…… It is a good time to begin to think about changes to be made in the sugar shack such as adding electrical improvements, lights, outlets. etc.   or plumbing needs.  It is also time to clean the bottom flues of the flue pan.  I hate that job because it is dirty, not easy and typically you will need help to move the heavy flue pan..   To wait until February is worse however when it is 5 degrees outside.

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer as best you can, stay safe.