First Day of Spring

A beautiful sunny warm day and the sap began to run late morning and is still running this evening. If there is no frost the sap may run all night, particularly if the atmospheric pressure drops a bit.The sugar content in the sap has increased to 2.6% which makes a big difference in our rate of syrup production. So I think we can say the season has finally started.

The Kettle Boys will be setting up tomorrow getting ready to operate their kettles this weekend. The Shanty Men have already boiled a bit and will also be operating this weekend.Saturday ay be a bit cool but Sunday looks like a perfect day for a visit to the sugar bush.

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