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Maple Syrup Season's End

April 16, 2019

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Rainfall during autumn affects sugar content of maple sap the following spring.
November 2018 had 3.5” +/- above normal rainfall and it was a low seed year on sugar maples, therefore the 2019 sap was sweeter for a better yield.
This year’s sugar season lasted 23 days; there were 12 collections and the total sap collected was 3,945 gallons.
A total of 73 gallons of syrup were drawn off. Of that, 78% was light amber and 22% was robust. We burned 4.5 cords of wood in the evaporator.