Finished boiling second sap run of the Season

If the first two runs are any indication of the season, Its going to be a great one.  we collected 2800 gallons from each of the first two sap runs.  Sugar has been averaging 3.5 percent with the range of 2.8 to 4.2.  Temperatures look great with highs in the 40s and lows in the mid twenties through March.  There is no frost in the ground now especially after the rain today, so almost all trees, even the big old growth maples are running strong.   Cold again tonight and clear so its possible to get our third run tomorrow into Saturday.  I will be exhausted by the end of the season but this is my annual weight loss program.

Again thank-you for your patience when coming for supplies, I most likely will be cooking when you come so it gets a little hectic.. I do have free maple aromas in the sugar shack and “court yard”.   Enjoy and and the season has just begun.