Tapping next week-St Patricks Day

Well we finally have warm weather in the forecast.   Temperatures will be sub zero this Friday night in the St. Croix Valley so the cold is giving us one last shot.  Then the warmup begins this Sunday.

The trees will not instantly thaw out and respond to the warm temps  because of frost,  snow cover and its been such a cold winter. We will probably wait to tap until mid or late week.  Red and Silver maples  may start earlier in the week. Put out a couple of test taps and see what happens.  The sugar shack will be all ready to go by Sunday though, as the smoke and steam stacks are going up Sunday afternoon.  Happy tapping!!