Today, my maple syrup season started. It was warm, crazy warm. The mud in places is drying and very sticky. I decided to use three horses on the sap sled. Our gathering tank holds 210 gallons, plus the weight of the sled. So a loaded weight of around 2400# plus the weight of the teamster.
My youngest son told me that he would drive. He harnessed all the horses and was ready to go. I asked him if he needed me to check things over. He said, "Go ahead dad, but your teaching over the last thirty years.... I got it!" Yep, he sure did. He handled the horses in the confines of the woods every bit as well as I can.
So, another milestone was reached, as I held the hand of my grandson, as we watched my son and the horses head off into the woods.