Back Yard Maple Syrup '06

This is our third year making maple syrup from the three trees in our yard. Here's a blog detailing this spring's adventure.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

3/20 Overwhelming Volume

I emptied two of the bags this morning before work because they had flowed all night despite 32° weather overnight. I returned home and those bags were full again. Headed out after the kids were in bed and collected another 13 gallons out of the seven taps...and two of the taps were frozen most of the day and didn't produce more than a few cups each today. 3 1/2 gallons out of one tap alone...whoa.

I'm not going to be able to keep up with this. Last night I did six hours for 11 gallons of sap and today I have another 13 gallons to deal with. Right now there is about 27 gallons of sap out waiting for the fire...fortunately 10 of the gallons are still frozen solid.

I think I'm going to buy some real firewood. We need it for inside anyway.

We'll see what happens.


Jay said...

mega mooo, chunk e cheeses, guess what chiken butt, i think im going to make a trillon dollors, ya and monkeys wull fly out of my butt

9:20 PM  

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