February 14, 2013
This morning brought some snow that clung to every branch and looked beautiful in the rising sun. The clear sky made promise of another productive day, and I gathered an additional 15 gallons of sap. Based upon the weather forecast, it looks like everything is coming together to boil on Mond... (Read More)
February 14, 2013
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo just happens to live just down the street from us here in Mount Kisco, and although I have never met him, I drive by his house regularly. The Governor has been encouraging local enterprise and agriculture, so Mindy, my marketing consultant, contacted his office l... (Read More)
February 13, 2013
One nice feature of the blue plastic sap buckets is that they are slightly translucent, and when it’s bright, you can check their levels by just looking out the window. Well on this sunny morning, things were looking promising, so I grabbed my gathering bucket and collected around 15 gallons o... (Read More)
February 12, 2013
A little bit of warm weather goes a long way, and the sap is starting to flow on many of the taps. You can see a drip, and the clear sap starting to fill this 3-gallon bucket. It won't be long now...
February 10, 2013
Nothing much to report for the first week as the temperature has not spent any significant time above freezing. Although some of the taps have "sap-cicles", which shows that sap wants to come out, it is still too early. The forecast for the week ahead looks more promising.
February 3, 2013
We have started the 2013 Maple season by tapping 10 trees. The weather was crisp and clear and although the temperature was just above 32 degrees, only a few taps showed some promising drips of sap. We are looking forward to some warm daytime temperatures to coax the sap to flow.