Finally a Big Run of Sap

The sap began to run yesterday about noon and continued to run all day and night and is still running this morning After boiling until 2am our tanks are full of sap again so we will be boiling all day. It’s a bit tiring but this is what we look forward to all year so we don’t complain.

The  jet stream has finally straightened out and moved north to the Great Lakes so maybe we are now in the more normal cycle of spring weather. Still lots of snow in the sugar bush so even with warm weather the trees will not begin to bud.When the buds arrive the sap changes in chemistry and the syrup made with this sap has an unpleasant flavour. It signals the end of the maple season.

The weekend looks promising with warm weather. A nice change after the stormy weather last weekend.

 

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