I was hoping for a final sap run with the cold temperatures last week, but it was not to be. Sap sugar content dropped below 1.8 percent and it was foaming badly in the pans so we called it over with last Wednesday. We had a below average season making about 440 gallons of syrup from 2200 taps, primarily because sugar content was about 1 percent lower on average than last year.
Cleanup up went well and now we are in the bottling mode. Some glass is still hard to get, 12 oz in particular. I am completely sold out of 12 oz and getting low on 8 oz
I hope everyone had a great season and if you are thinking of trading or upgrading equipment, now is the time to firm up your plans. The Spring equipment sale begins May 1st.