Saturday, March 07, 2009

Today's Progress - And Yours?

I started the boil at 9:30 AM and now at 5 PM I have 3 gallons of sap not boiling. I tried to get it all in today, I even have 2 gallons going in house on the stove, but it's not going to happen. We are running out of fuel.

The back story: Yesterday morning I had 20 gallons of sap. Then the warm weather hit and we collected another 20 by night fall. And as I have lost count with the girls' and my trips along the bucket line, we probably pulled another ten as this day marched on.

It is my hope to complete the finishing by 9 PM.

I know other backyard maple sugarmakers check in on this blog, so I ask -- how did it go for you today? I hope all went well.

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