Now that the 2021 maple season has wrapped up we’d like to share a slideshow of “one second every day”.
We were able to make about 80% of last year’s crop, despite only 3 weeks of sap flow to work with. We tapped our trees in January, but temperatures stayed below freezing all of February and we were not able to boil until March. Rising temperatures without any dips below freezing and low precipitation dried out the trees, and sap flow slowed down to a trickle after mid-late March. Once we heard the peepers and saw the buds on the trees it was time to call it quits.
We’ve started to pull taps now so that the trees have time to heal before next season.