Tapping. Then right away,
setting up the pans,
shoveling, prepping the RO
and the vacuum pump.
I could go on.
But right away, a run.
Then right away, boiling.
Then a few cold days to say, ahhh,
we’ve survived the first run.
Now a forecast for a repeat
of the first run, only more so.
Today is March 1st: right away,
sugar season 2020 gains
WEATHER: The thaw began on Monday, Feb. 24th with abundant
sunshine and a high of 48. The thaw ended at 1pm on Thursday, Feb. amid a snowstorm.
HOW’S IT RUNNING? Monday’s burst of sun and warmth triggered a sap run which continued night and day – more by day, less by night – until Thursday.
SAP SWEETNESS: 1.3-1.5% sugar. Weak sap is typical of early season; this sap was particularly weak.
BOILING STATUS: We boiled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.