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The NW Breezes came just in time. The sap was flowing really good over the weekend so the fear that the frogs would be croaking in the pond and the tap holes would all be dried up did not happen. We collected about 7,500 gallons of sap and the weather looks good for the sap to keep flowing now over the next 2 weeks. We now have about 30,000 gallons of sap so we are close to having an average year but there is a chance it could be an excellent year despite El Nino. There is still plenty of moisture in the ground and the trees are not budding out yet.
Kevin, Dave and Brent worked today on cleaning the granary walls and ceiling and still had time to pickup 500 gallons of bag sap with the hard working Clare gang (Brandon, Erin, Jordan and Mason) plus Quinn. We picked up and drained it down to the pickup tanks in about 2 hours.
On Saturday we bottled 150 gallons of maple syrup including 100 qts for Eric Maxwell so we can take care of our regular customers. Eric buys us a case of beer for bottling his quartss which has become an annual tradition. Quinn, Dave, Kevin and the Cognetta’s (vinnie, laura, vince and Luca) were able to do this in about 4 1/2 hours. The syrup tastes and looks great. The pittmans had installed new filling valves which helped to get things done quickly.
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