Little Creek Maple Farm

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Sugaring 2013 – Saturday Boil

Believe it or not Friday’s snow storm appears to have been great for sap! I did not empty the buckets last night and some of the single tree buckets are almost half full this morning.

I had 44 gallons of sap on hand in the snow bank that I needed to boil down.


I started early yesterday bringing the evaporator up to a boil by 7 AM. Not bad for a Saturday morning.


I boiled most of the morning slowing down around lunch to go collect more sap with the wife and kids. Everything was flowing so well we were concerned one or two of the buckets would overflow if not emptied. Temperatures hit 54F here.

By 1:00pm I pulled the last bucket out of the snow bank.

Only to start refilling the bucket holes in the sap storage snow bank with 5 more buckets. We found its easier to handle them by filling up to the 4-gallon mark and its also easier to measure how much you have. So our collection at noon netted us another 20 gallons.

Guess I know what I will be doing on Sunday.

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