For the third consecutive year we were caught in the rain while cleaning the evaporator.   It did not rain as hard as past years and we were almost done, none the less we were still in the cold rain.  You just accept you will get cold and wet and carry on because it has to get done.  The evaporator is clean and shiny.


Storage tanks are cleaned.  Pipes down.  Bucket of spouts back to the house.    Bottled around 4:00 PM again.  One last bottling tomorrow.


We had thunder storms overnight with rain.  Rain again tonight with a wintery mix.  Tomorrow it warms to 50 and next week in the 60s.  In some way we want to get the buckets out of the woods.  We may have to let them dry at the house, but we want them out of the woods.