March 8

March 8, 2010

WEATHER: Never froze last night, sap ran all night and all day today, but not a spectacular run.
BOILING STATUS: Today was Day Seven. Last year this date, March 8th,  was our first day of boiling.
SYRUP STATUS: Up over 1100 gallons, all Fancy.
INTRODUCING…The Main Main, our central mainline in what we call “the old bush”. The wends its way circuitously up and around Nebraska Knoll, branching at The Cache, a wooden storage box on a plateau of stately ash trees intermingled with sugar maples. One branch passes through a saddle – that’s the Saddle Line; the other branch ascends to The Podium.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You know that doesn’t drain the hose, you have to disconnect it at the Y and drain it from there. Otherwise you’re only draining half the hose.”