March 27, 2013

here comes the sap

I was starting to panic, just a little, about the whole sap flow thing. The magic three or so week window where the trees will give up their sap before healing up has pretty much passed but other than one warm week before our first boil, it's been too cold for the sap to rise. Not that we can't live without more of our own syrup, but...yeah. (I want syrup!)

So yesterday, when the temps were warm enough to drive with the windows down I hoped, hoped that there would be just a leeetle sap in my buckets. But low and behold, in one day we collected 3 gallons of sap. Holy cow. And yay! And HOLY COW! (Because my big bucket only holds 7 gallons. I need another!)

I need a bigger pot.