I walked the bucket line today. One bucket down and muddy. I found a new hook and rehung it. The rest with their lids wind blown off to one side, half full of what? Rain? Sap? A lot of rain mixed with a little sap? No sap... who knows. Regardless I dumped the contents onto the ground. In the best of times it takes close to 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. I really don't need rain water -- and we have had plenty of rain. Four days worth.