CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM
WIOX ROXBURY 91.3FM or www.wioxradio.org
Hoppy Quick has become well-known in the Catskills for his realistic chainsaw carvings, especially his bears. However, on Wednesday night’s show Hoppy will talk to us about all the interesting people he has encountered from childhood to the present, both working or playing in the woods. We’ll cover maple sugaring, forest characters, old-timers, coon-hunters, sawyers, woodsmen, farmers, trout fisherman, & more. The statute of limitations has long run its course, so who knows what we’ll cover. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ www.wioxradio.org to meet Hop – Catskill Mountain Woodsman.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Boiling sap, maple sap that is, and lots of it. The season began late, but it’s been fast & furious. Easter weekend is coming up, so I’ll have to pull my taps this week regardless. But it’s been a good season. I’ve only got 35 taps, but these trees have been good to me; giving almost 2 gallons of sap per tap per day @ 3% sugar content; that’s 27.6 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. Normally it’s about 42 to 1. Thank you trees.
May the forest be with you,
Catskill Forest Association