A long Winter and late Spring!

by Mary 4/10/2018 6:16:00 AM

We've had cold, snow and clouds for the better part of a week, and it seems like winter won't let go.  The coldest April since 1936, many of the lakes still have 2+ feet of ice.  The next four days look good day for sap flow, with temps expected in the lower 40's.  The weekend will return to below or near freezing, but we're on a positive trend towards warmer temps and sap flow. At this rate, we may still be syruping late April!

Here is the forecast for the next week:

Unusually Cold April Weather = No Sap Flow

by Mary 4/5/2018 7:40:00 AM

It seems quite strange to have February-like weather in April. Our last sap flow was 6 days ago and the forecast shows little sign of warming for another week. All we can do is sit and wait, and wonder if we'll be syruping in late April. Ever optimistic, the sap will eventually flow.

Here is the latest weekly forecast:


Again, we wait!

by Don 4/2/2018 4:31:00 PM

We started the maple season with a rather long waiting period, and we now enter another time of waiting. Our last sap flow was 4 days ago and all predictions from meteorologists  suggest it could be another full week before we have a warming period sufficient to have another "run" of maple sap.

We have been making amber rich syrup with has a very rich maple flavor, with a long finish. So far, with our 1000 taps, we have made 184 gallons of syrup. We anticipate making a LOT more!

A crew visited us from Ron Schara Productions, Minnesota Bound, and did a feature story on Somerskogen Sugarbush. It was an enjoyable day with a sunny 40 degrees,  making a picturesque backdrop to demonstrate all the technical features of our sugarbush. The date of the airing has not been finalized, so check back and we will let you know.

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