We collected 2770 gallons of 3.8 percent sap on Sunday and cooked it to a very light amber syrup. This will be our “candy” barrel because of the light color and low invert sugar.
We had a day to recoup on Monday and today we are putting in the last 500 of our 2500 total buckets. The next 10 day forecast looks promising for more sap, so for those of you on vacation to the south, when you get back you will not have missed the season as it could extend into April. I will be buying sap this year at $ 0.10 per p0int. So if you have 100 gallons of 4 percent sugar, you would get $40 for that 100 gallons. Sap must be in clean, food grade containers. It got down to low twenties last night and going up to 40 today, so we may be cooking again tonight. If you need supplies or something breaks, I am usually around the sugar shack until till at least 10 pm so feel free to call if you need something.