First Syrup of the Season

We collected enough sap from Tuesday morning to noon today to process our first small batch of syrup. The sap had a sugar content of 2% which is good for early season sap in our sugar bush. There were the usual problems with starting up including one pump that did not work but overall a successful start. Frost is in the forecast tonight and above freezing  tomorrow so there may be more sap. The weather always likes to tease us a bit at this time of year with fits and starts before we have a sustained sap run.

Some of the sap will have come from our new plantation and marks another milestone for our farm.


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