Record sap runs continues!

by Don 4/12/2023 6:24:00 AM

We now are 5 days into a continuous sap run! We’ve never had more than 3 days of continuous flow in 30 years. Our monitoring system does show that the rate of flow is diminishing and could stop by tomorrow. The sap is still quite clear which is somewhat surprising considering the very warm temperatures ( 70-80 ).

We made our first barrel of dark robust syrup yesterday due to the warming sap. All the rest remains Amber Rich. We now have surpassed 0.4 gal of syrup per tap which is very respectable. Our goal is to reach .5 gal of syrup per tap.

A drop in temperature is forecast for this weekend so that could prolong the season.

In talking to several other syrup makers, those on gravity systems like buckets and bags are getting very little sap whereas high vacuum systems still produce sap.

Check back to see what happens next!


Sap flow sets record

by Don 4/8/2023 4:49:00 PM

Our unseasonably cold weather has not given us much sap over the last 2 weeks.We are entering a period of predicted 60s and 70s which if it lingers all week as predicted will likely end our season👎. However yesterday, we transitioned from 20s at night to 40s over by 10 am. This unleashed a sap flow greater than any we’ve seen in 30 yrs! We had sap flow over 200 gal. per hour for 30 hrs! We are making Amber Rich syrup with fantastic maple flavor! This photo is one taken by my daughter Erica who was responsible for pumping the sap to the Sugarhouse.


2023 Maple Syrup Season is underway!

by Don 3/28/2023 7:58:00 AM

The season finally started with sluggish sap flows on March 15th. As the cold weather returned, the minimum sap required to begin boiling was not achieved until March 25! We are over 150 gal. behind last years production but anticipate the 2 feet of snow to melt in the woods and sap flows to increase.

We made 60 gallons of flavorful Amber Rich syrup over the weekend. The occasional mechanical issue witch are to be expected each year were solved with the help of Peter and grandson Jack.