Sugaring 2013 – Maple Saturday Afternoon!
Late Saturday afternoon, much to my surprise, the sap was running. It was warm out, maybe upper 30’s, but it was cool with a stiff breeze, and I wasn’t expecting much. However, when we went to hit the dump, we were shocked to see the buckets overflowing!
We had to rush to the dump before they closed and hurry home to empty the buckets before we lost anymore sap on the ground. We were truly shocked!
Things were thawing and the “Little Creek” was running. The boys had a blast splashing in the water, thank goodness for boots and snow pants!
It took us a good while to empty all of the buckets and bucket brigade them to the driveway where we took a quick break and paused for another photo shoot after all this was probably going to be our best run of the season.
After getting the buckets up to the top of the driveway reality set in and I was reminded about the other 16 gallons of sap we collected the previous night! Not to mention we still had 4 more trees to collect sap from behind the house…
As the sun was setting reality was about to set in – 50 gallons of sap! Looks like we are boiling all day Sunday.
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