Surprise Sap Run

We never know when the sap may run It ran last night in the cold rain and our tanks were full this morning. We think it was due to a decrease in the atmospheric pressure which meant that the pressure inside the tree was greater than the outside pressure. It also helps that our trees are under vacuum. Usually it takes a freeze thaw cycle to reset the trees. Frost is in the forecast for Friday night with sunshine Saturday so we should have another good run of sap on the weekend.
The Kettle Boys and Shanty Men are planning to be here on the weekend.We are working hard in the main camp to be sure we have a good quantity of maple butter, maple candy and maple tarts on hand.We now have all grades of maple syrup available.There is still some snow in the sugar bush. The trails are open but they may be a bit wet.

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