Well today is April 16 and it's cold as hell! Were at about 1/2 a crop (1800) gal. and I know we are not far from being done. Consistently colder than normal temps. have kept us from our goal of 3000 gal. for the year. Other producers from the area are reporting the same so I know it's the season and not us. The trees are still running but slower than we'd like, only time will tell. My understanding is the Canadian producers are also not having a good year which should affect the price of bulk syrup.
Today is April 28th and we are officially done! Our year ended at 2350 gal. which is 650 gal. short of our goal. It is what it is. Syrup quality was excellent again this year with all 3 of the top grades produced. No off flavor or commercial grade was produced this year which is unusual. Now it's time to start clean up and pulling taps.