|WATER AND ICE|
|FIRST FLOWERS OF SPRING|
|MIGRATING WHISTLING SWANS|
|FIRST MAPLE SYRUP|
We had a good sap run yesterday, and there are another fifty gallons of sap collected for Andy to boil today. The product thus far is a beautiful, high quality, clear amber maple syrup.
Yesterday there were a dozen or so trumpeter swans on the open water of Chequamegon Bay off Ashland, the first we have seen migrating north, and the male goldfinches are now bright yellow, after having been a drab olive-green all winter. Andy says he heard sandhill cranes yesterday.
My stock tip of the day: AW, Amalgamated Wheelbarrows. Everyone will need one to put their dollar bills in when going to the store to buy bread, as the 3.3 trillion dollars of new currency secretly pumped into the economy by the Federal Reserve in the last three months causes predictably high inflation. And, the ultimate tragedy of hyper inflation, as any casual student of history knows, is not just the ruination of the economy and the social structure, but the death of democracy, and the advent of dictatorship.