Before boiling on Tuesday, Chief of Operations hacked up the ice in the tanks
Before collecting fresh sap, Chief of Operations hacked up the ice that formed on the old sap during last week’s cold snap

WEATHER: At 7:30 pm the temp is 61 degrees, Rain is moving in.

HOW’S IT RUNNING? So-so.

BOILING STATUS: We boiled yesterday evening and again today. The syrup is just delicious.

HOW’S THE BROKEN WRIST? Tuesday’s three-hour surgical repair (carpentry? auto mechanics?) went very well. The patient is resting on the couch with her arm propped up on a pile of pillows.

Testing sap sweetness with the sap hydrometer. It reads about 2.4 percent sugar.
Testing the sweetness of the new sap with the sap hydrometer. It reads about 2.4 percent sugar.

 

and heaved it out the door. Since sugar doesn't freeze, the sap under the ice was ultra sweet.
and heaved the chunks out the door. Since sugar doesn’t freeze, the sap under the ice was ultra sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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