After the Storm
Sap collection is back on full as a winter storm that dumped 18″ of snow just passed and we’ve returned to 20 degree F nights and 40 degree F days. Sap is running out of the trees at a quick pace.
Collected 25 gallons today and will collect again tomorrow at lunch. I have enough already to boil for a couple of days. Going to split up my concentrate so I’m not spending 7 hours boiling again.
I’m hoping this is the robust style syrup – aka Late Season Dark in my speak. That’s honestly my favorite style of syrup. I love the flavor profile of the dark syrup.
I’d boil today if the wind wasn’t so high, but I’m afraid that my lack of a shelter and these high winds today will just defeat much of my forward boiling progress and drag it out longer than I would like to be doing it.