Tapping completed

Put in 2250 taps on the 17th and 18th.  Still not much sap as the trees are still thawing out.  Some of the trees in full sun have started and have gotten half full buckets.  Today will no doubt be better as highs in the 50’s and lots of sun.

Tapping Today, March 17th

Well we are finally getting into the woods to tap today.  Tapping reports thus far have been that the trees have not really started and buckets that have been put out in the St. Croix Valley have not yielded little if any sap thus far.  This weekend’s temperatures  should loosen up those trees as a 60 degree forecast is set for Sunday and cooler weather after that.  As all of you know we are not in control of the weather and we put the buckets/bags/tubing out there and hope!  We had 4-6 inches of snow in the woods two days ago and that has most likely diminished, so I am hopeful.

 

Be Safe out there, Don

Finally, some warm weather this week and tapping

It look promising this week to tap and we will begin, most likely, on St. Patricks day and have most of our buckets out by this Saturday.  Now granted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday temps are warm, in the 50’s. Red and Silver maples will most likely begin to drip some early in the the week.  Keep in mind that we have not had any January or February thaw and that there is frost and snow and ice that really needs to go away for the big sap runs to happen.  Temperatures in the forecast for the next 10 days do not show extreme warmth so perhaps this could shape up to be a “normal season”  if there is such a thing. Hope for an early April, wet snow fall. These are awesome for large sap runs.

Be safe out there,

Don