For several days the temperature has reached just 2 degrees and the sap has run at some of the trees. It is rather an awkward situation as the trees warm up sooner than our pump lines which often have an ice blockages. We have bypass dump tanks at the pump stations to hold some sap but its always a toss up to see if the lines open up before the tanks overflow. This is not a problem when the temperature goes to 3 or 4 degrees with sunshine. The good news is that we have been able to make a considerable amount of syrup from these small sap flows. It looks like this weather pattern will not change for some time and in fact it may turn colder.We have kind of giving up following the weather forecasts as each channel seems to have a different opinion and they are not very accurate. We are hoping for a warm weekend but right now this does not look very promising.
This year we have initiated a Photo Contest. Please visit our Facebook page for the details. The prize is a luncheon for two at Temple’s Restaurant.
We are open every day from 10:00 to 5:00 and we always have taffy on the snow regardless of the weather.