Maple Syrup: Nature's Spring Tonic. -- Since 1918

Category: 1950-1959 Seasons

Production statistics from 1950-1959.

1959: Season 42

Paul & Earl tapped about 400 buckets during the week of Mar. 22 to 29 1959
Much snow in woods so we are not going to hand out all the buckets.

Drew of first syrup April 5
Date        Gallons
April 5        4
April 6        4
April 8        4
April 9        5
April 10      1
April 12      3 ¾
April 13      9
April 14      2
April 15      7
April 16      2 ½
April 17      6 ½
————————–
48 ¾ gal

Finished cooking Apr. 17.  We only hung out 400 pails (to much snow) so considering that we only had that many pails out our yield was good.
We are grateful.

1958: Season 41

First Syrup March 11
Date            Quarts    
March 11        17
March 13         8
March 14        23
March 15        32
March 16        32
March 17        42
March 18        26
March 19        28
—–> 52 gal. so far
March 20        40
March 21        22
March 23        42
—-> 85 ½ gal. so far
March 24        32
March 25        13
March 26        32
March 27        34
March 28        26
——->  119 gal 1 qt
March 29        22
March 30        3
——>  134 gal
March 31        16
April 1            30
April 2            28
—-> 153 so far
April 3            36
April 4            46
—–>  173 ½ so far
April 5            33
April 6            28 ½
April 7            25
April 8            20
—–> 200 gal. so far
April 9            20 qts
April 10          16
—————————-
209 gal Total for 1958

“Whoopie”  The biggest year we have ever had.  We are again very grateful to God & Christ Jesus.

200 gal would weigh      2200 #
9 gal would weigh          99 #
Total weight              ———-
2299 #

Or 1 ton & 299 # of finished syrup

1957: Season 40

First Syrup March 25
Date               Quarts
March 25        28
March 26        30
March 27        26
March 28        21
March 29        22
March 30        26
March 31        31    46 gal so far
April 1            19 jars
April 2            31 jars
April 3            10 qts
April 3            15 jars
April 4            14 jars
April 6            19 jars
April 7            15 jars
April 8            16 qts
April 8            12 jars
April 9            14 jars
April 11          39 jars        101 gal 3 ½ so far
April 12          18 qts
April 15          29 qts
April 16          31 qts
April 17          17        125 gal 3# so far
Apr. 18           45 qts
April 19          29 qts
April 20          33 qts
April 21          17 qts
12 jars
—————————
160 gal.

A very good year the 2nd best have had in 40 years.
The quality of the syrup was very good also.
We are again very grateful.

1956: Season 39

First Syrup March 28
Date                Jars
March 28            11
March 30            30 bottles
March 31            34 ½
April 1                10,    17   26 ½ gal so ar
April 2                5 ½ gal
April 4                5
April 5                5 ¾
April 6                3 ¾
April 7                3
April 8                4
April 9                5
April 10              4 ½
April 11              3 ½
April 12              3 ½
April 13              5
April 14              2
April 15              2 ½
April 16              6 ½         86 gal so far
April 17              4
April 19              3
April 21              4 gal  7#
April 22              1 gal 1#
April 23              4 gal 7#
April 24              3 gal 7#
——————————-
107 gal. 10#

Again this year as last we had much cold weather and a great deal of east wind so our yield was very good considering all the east wind.  We are again grateful.

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

1955: Season 38

First Syrup March 18
Date               Jars
March 18        10
March 20        23
March 21        27
March 24        38
March 27        27
March 30        33
March 31        22
April 2            30
April 3            30
April 6            26
April 10          34
April 11          9
April 12          18
April 12  Dark 13
———————-
340
x  3
——
1020

1020/11 = 92 gal 8#

Considering all the east wind we had this spring the yield was good. We are grateful for this.   Earl helped us very much this spring.
Thank you Earl.

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

1954: Season 37

First syrup  March 17
Date            Jars
March 17        20
March 18        31
March 19        20
March 20        22
March 22        22
March 23        31
March 24        26
March 25        21
March 26        23
March 27        27
March 28        9
March 30        31
March 31        21
April 2            16
April 3            12
April 5            17
April 7            15
April 8    Dark         6
April 11                  50
April 13                  30
April 19Very dark    24
April 21Very dark    10
————————
484
x  3
——–
1452

1452/11 = 130 gal

Very grateful for this.
For again Mom, Ned and myself did it.

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

1953: Season 36

Date        Jars
March 26    68
March 27    47
March 28    33
March 29    31
March 30    24
March 31    31
April 1        25
April 2        23
April 3        11
April 5        22
April 8        23
April 9        19
April 11        8
April 12      10
April 18      17
———————–
392
x  3
——-
1176

1176/11 = 107 gal

Very grateful for this.  Just the three of us did it.  Mom, Ned & Myself.

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

1952: Season 35

March 30  1st syrup
Date               Jars
March 30        14 jars
March 31        19  + (3 qts)
April 1            21
April 2            64  + (2 qts)
April 3            24
April 4            33
April 5            43
April 6            16
April 7            30
April 8            19
April 9            41
April 10          18
April 11  (dark)    18
April 12          46    114 gal 6#
April 14          31
April 17          23
———————–
470
+   2
472
x  3
——
1416

1416/11   128 gal

Very good.
Very  Thankful.

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

1951: Season 34

April 11 1st syrup
Date        Jars
April 11    11
April 16    5
April 17    14
April 18    14
April 20    21
April 21    14 ½
April 22    10
April 23    5
April 24    8
April 25    13
April 26    9 ½
April 27    29
————————
154 jars 3#

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

42 gal for year 1951

Not so good.
But could have been worse.
To Almighty God we are grateful for small crop.

1950: Season 33

April 2   1st syrup
Date         Jars
April 2      12
April 3      25
April 4      9 ½
April 5      40
April 6      9 ½
April 7      23 ½
April 8      13
April 9      14
April 10    22
April 11    26
April 12    52
April 13    21 ½
April 14    18
April 15    26
April 16    58        100 gal 10#
April 17    37
April 18    34 ½     120 gal 4#
April 19    59
April 20    19
April 21    17
April 22    12
April 23    18
April 24    20
April 25    8
April 26    11
April 27    8
April 28    25
———————-
638 jars

Notes:  1 jar = 3 pounds
Syrup is 11 pounds to the gallon.

So number of jars x 3 = total pounds of syrup.  Divide by 11 to get gallons of syrup.

Total for year 1950 174 gal.  
very good  
very grateful

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