Amazing flows of sap = delicious syrup!

by Mary 3/2/2017 8:20:00 AM

Once again, surprised by Mother Nature, we had 2200 gallons of sap from our 1000 taps in about 36 hours!!! Watching the sap flow through the tubing and travel through the woods to the lower collection tank was sheer fun - one of the many delights of being out in the woods and observing a transition to Spring.Take a look at some of the videos on our website of sap flowing into the manifold, releasing into the collection tank for further understanding.

The sugar content of the sap was 2.6%, which calculated to 33 gallons of sap making 1 gallon of maple syrup. All of the processed syrup was Grade A Dark Robust and DELICIOUS! We have hit a new record of 100 gallons of maple syrup by March 1st! In years past we didn't start syruping until the second or third week of March.  The Minnesota DNR puts our warm streak into perspective: "Minnesota is in the grips of a historic warm streak, now standing at 18 months in many locations, including the Twin Cities.

Weather forecast for the next week looks promising for more sap flow! Stay tuned!