We collected 350 gallons of sap today. That gives us 1300 gallons so far for the season. We had two nights of freezing. Last night was down to 26. That helps. Although it still was too warm today. Up to about 57 or 58.
We started the day by cleaning all the pans in the evaporator. Getting ready for part two of the season, if there will be a part two. The forecast still calls for change back to colder, normal, temperatures on Friday. We are hoping that will return us to better sap run days.
Then about 1:00 PM set out collecting. Brought in one tank full of 200 gallons then went back out to finish collecting. Ended up with another 150 gallons for 350 gallons total today. Started the evaporator: cooking again.
About 8:30 PM a batch was ready to come off the evaporator. This batch was from the syrup we had in the evaporator. It was not from today’s collection. We had help yet at night and they wanted to finish and bottle tonight. So we did. By 10:30 PM we had another 21 quarts bottled.