As spring moves forward, nights are cold enough to freeze and days are warm enough for melting. This exchange in temperature is typical spring in this area of the country and is always a sign that spring is truly moving in. Once one knows this, one can dress for the season. Along with this temperature change, the birds return or fly through on their way north. With their arrival come lovely different bird mating songs. Trees respond to the return of light and buds start appearing. And sap starts rising. Sap from maple trees and box elder trees have a percentage of sugar high enough so it can be used for syrup. The trees can be tapped and the sap stored at the temperatures of 38 degrees or colder. It is then cooked long enough to make syrup. Let us thank God the Creator for all the signs of Spring’s arrival.