We finally got to the end of the season and things were slowing down. We made the decision to shut the pump off, and finish what we had in storage. Jennifer went out to collect the last from the buckets. Yes, we still hang some old school. As she stopped by the pump house, she texted me, “You aren’t done yet!” Even with the pump shut down, we had nearly 500 litres of sap in the pump house just from gravity.
So we turned the pump back on. My buddy James came over and spent the morning splitting more wood for us, and in the afternoon ran back and forth from the pumphouse to the sugar house transferring almost another 1600 litres of sap! We spent another boiling until we were left with about 3 hours of firewood left. We had to call it a season at that point.
So, all said, my apologies for not keeping up with the blog, but we were a little busy last year. But back in the saddle here and will be posting regularly again during the season.