Into the woods by 8:00 AM to get the evaporator setup. With 625 gallons of sap in the tanks we needed to start the evaporator and cook. Took 2 hours to get things cleaned and setup. By 10:00 AM we ran sap into the evaporator and lite the fire. By 10:30 we had a boil. Cooked until 5:00 PM. Emptied the 175 gallon tank. We use the 175 gallon tank to hold concentrate from the R/O so emptied it first so its available when we get the membrane.
Change in the weather pattern today. 22 overnight. Cloudy, but warmed to upper 30s about 10:00 AM. Trees started dripping a bit. But then a front moved through accompanied by a gusty winds. The skies cleared and the temperature dropped. By 3:00 PM it was 27. The rest of the week the forecast is 20’s for the highs, teens for the lows. No sap. But we’ll get caught up cooking.