We put in 2000 taps, hung the buckets and placed lids in a day and half, new record for us. The sap was literally running into the buckets. I think we timed it just right with the colder weather forecast through April 8th. Sugar has been running 3.5 to 4% in the St. Croix Valley. The batch we collected today was all at 4%. If you tapped your trees at the beginning of March or Late February and not getting any sap you could re-tap. Simply pull the tap out, redrill the same tap hole carefully as to not make an oval hole when redrilling and set the tap back in the same hole. This will remove any bacteria and freshen the tap hole for the sap runs that will be coming next week. I will be out collecting now most mornings 830am to noon and 4-6pm. I will be home, available to sell supplies noon to 4pm and evenings. As always best to call and I can leave your supplies out for you to pick up even if I am not home.
Remember, we are all in this together,
Have a great week.