Then we wait for mother nature to takes her course. Very cold nights and warm days are what keep the sap flowing.
When the sap is running, we gather and process it daily. We can boil about 500 gallons of concentrated sap producing 50 gallons of syrup an hour. Keeping with the tradition of boiling with a wood fire, we use 20 cord of hand cut and split wood per season. Long days and nights are spent at the sugarhouse surrounded by family and friends who are always lending a helping hand.