After what seemed like forever we finally had a sap run yesterday! Even though the air was 55°F the ground and trees were still mostly frozen. We did end up with around two thirds of a gallon of sap at all four of our properties though. We were able to get the vacuum levels up to 80% of our ultimate target while verifying our new equipment works. It’s much easier to leak check while sap is flowing. Today we’ll work in the sugar shack while it’s frozen, but this weekend looks promising.

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