Monday, March 09, 2009

Too warm for sugaring

Yesterday was too warm for sugaring. Seems strange doesn't it, but it's true. When the night time temperature stays above freezing and the daytime temps soar to the 60s, sap flow is a dribble and a drop. The afternoon gathering resulted in about 4 gallons, based upon the girl's estimations. Where a good harvest is pushing close to 24 gallons.

Also the warm weather is not good for sap storage. Sap is like milk, it can go bad if left warm for too long. We will have a short boil today; just to use up what the trees have provided. I hate to see it go to waste.

1 comment:

Christa said...

The same thing happened here in central NH. Not much flow on Sunday but great yesterday and today.