Here is a quick update on the status of sugar season.
March 15: Frozen.
March 16: Frozen.
March 17: High 46 and sunny. Overnight low 34.
March 18: High 40 and drizzly. Overnight low in the teens.
March 19: Frozen. Sharp wind.
March 20: High mid 40’s and sunny. Low tonight will probably be in the 20’s.
Forecast for the 21st and beyond: Highs up to 60 with a chance of a freezing night or two.
HOW’S IT RUNNING? During the mid-week warm spell the sap ran for 30 hours. It was another plodding pilgrim run of crystal clear sap.
Today’s run got going mid-afternoon. At 10pm posting it’s running (it’s a trooper run) but not gushing. We hope it freezes hard tonight which will choke off the run and trigger a stronger run tomorrow.
BOILING STATUS: Thursday was Day Five and the most productive day so far.
SAP SWEETNESS: 1.8%. The sugar content has crept up day by day but is still below average.
REGIONAL NEWS: Sugarmakers in New England and even in Ohio have commented on this year’s weak sap. No one has made much syrup yet.
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