Week two of our inaugural maple syrup run is looking good. Too good.
I see with both enthusiasm and alarm that the high for the next three days will be 10 degrees. That’s going to do great things for our sap production which seems to be a little more than 2 litres per tree per day. But we’ve already reached the limits of our storage capacity. We need more containers to store the sap. More burners to boil the sap. And more pots to put the sap in.
We’ve reached a classic business conundrum. Our anticipated maple syrup savings are being wiped out by our growing capital investment costs.