Last year’s inaugural backyard sugar shack was a success so we’re ramping up production for season two. We received 10 new buckets from Aline’s folks as a Christmas present and we purchased five more of our own so we have 15 buckets ready to go this year . . .
|Monday March 14||Sap starts to drip!|
|Wednesday March 16||Oh no! We burnt 8 litres of sap and the stockpot. Bummer.|
|Friday March 18||Flooding in our basement window well! Bailing every hour at minimum . . .|
|Wednesday March 23||Picked up new 12 quart stockpot to replace the one that was burned. $15 purchase|
|Thursday March 31||66 litres of sap collected. We had to give some away.|
|Wednesday April 6||Whoa! Season ain’t over yet. Over Thursday and Friday as the temperatures soared and we hit new highs of sap collected – we ended up giving away over 200 litres of sap to Paul and Chris and Aline’s folks as we couldn’t keep up with the flow.|