25 overnight. Sunny and 55 today. Into the woods by 8:00 AM to work on cleanup. Pulled all the remaining spouts. Completed that by 9:00 AM. Disconnected and drained everything on the R/O so it could dry out during the day. Brought the R/O back to the farmhouse this evening. Some people have big screen TVs in their living room. We have an R/O.
Got a tank of water. Filled the flue pan of the evaporator with water and front pan with 2 1/2 gallons of the remaining sap to cook. Started the evaporator at 11:00 AM. It took 5 hours to cook those 15 gallons. Can’t fire hard and only the front pan doesn’t evaporate at the same rate as the flue pan. All the remaining sap is now cooked to 28 °Baume and in the milk can. Tomorrow we finish and bottle it. Looks like it will be around 5 gallons. More then we anticipated.
Tomorrow we start the day by picking up the buckets and covers from the woods. They go into the garage for off-season storage. Then bottle and count up our crop total for the season.