We had ourselves a winter up here in VT. There was the usual mixed bag of rain, sleet, ice, and snow. We even had a few blockbuster snowstorms. Yet what really got us was the cold. Bitter cold. Cold that grabs your face, makes your eyes water, and then freezes those tears before you can even get to your car in the morning. #polarvortex.
Yet all of us here at Woodchuck continue to live through these Vermont winters year after year. The spring season may just be the reason why. It’s a glorious time of year. We had to wait a little longer than usual this year but the leaves are back, tulips are popping from the ground, and winter coats are headed to storage closets. Some say the sweet isn’t quite as sweet without the sour. Working through winter frost bite to get to spring rejuvenation may just be how that particular idiom came to be.
The winter thaw is on the horizon, and sugaring season will shift into full gear. Not only will our Vermont landscapes transform into iconic scenes of buckets and tap lines, but it’s time for sugar on snow! Regardless of where you’re watching that sap boil, there’s nothing like the taste of fresh syrup drizzled on Winter’s remaining snow blanket. As we say Hello to spring in the cidery, we’re excited to embrace this tradition with our own twist….
Cider on Snow!
Springtime in Vermont
Happy Spring folks! While it is certainly a sign that we are headed towards sunnier days, a fresh coating of snow here in the Northeast has tempered our expectations on exactly when we will be hitting the beach. For the time being, we’ll just have enjoy this little blast of winter… shouldn’t be too hard here in our home state of Vermont!
Still feeling down?? Look what starts shipping in the weeks ahead…