Ready and raring to go

by Don 3/9/2023 9:31:00 AM

This winter we traversed the sugarbush in snowshoes to manage 17” of accumulated snow. We took one pass through to clip off the old plastic spiles and replace them with new. We waited until February 17 to start tapping . The weather was very pleasant and a rare south facing tap would show signs of sap . Very little has happened since. Occasionally a day in the mid or upper 30s would generate some weeping sap flow but not enough collect. We remain patient and prepared.