Well that was interesting! This year was the earliest start to maple syrup season in my memory and with all the warm weather, and occasional freeze up, we finished making syrup last week. The mild winter brought the initial sap sugar content down, so the amount of boiling per gallon of syrup went up. All in all we had a average syrup production season with a lot of darker syrup due to the extra boiling time.
The high wind storm provided us with a lot of extra firewood (that we needed) for burning in the syrup arch. The ash trees burn fast and hot, which makes syrup faster. If only it fall to the ground in 16" pieces. lol. The clean-up from the wind storm continues and will provide plenty of wood for the next season. The large tree in the picture is a 3' diameter maple tree, an unfortunate victim of the storm, no more maple sap from this one :-(
We will have plenty of maple syrup available throughout the year and a variety of maple goodies. Maple sugar candy is almost always available, besides that we will have maple caramel crispy treats, maple glazed pecans, maple bbq sauce, maple almond fudge, maple cinnamon rolls, and more new things to come.
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