The 2015 sugaring season has started!
We started tapping on Sunday and just finished up today. There are a few lines that we didn’t get done because they are buried in the snowbank along the road. We are looking forward to the weather warming up a bit so the sap will run.
New for this year we will have internet access at the sugar house so we will be able to update when we are boiling from the sugar house. We also have a new system to control the pump for the releaser tank. The releaser tank is where all of the sap lines come into the sugar house. The sap then has to get pumped out of the small releaser tank and into the large storage tanks. The pump is now controlled by a micro computer. The computer can let us know when the pump last turned on which will tell us how well the sap is running without having to drive all the way over to the sugar house.