I spent my free time on Sunday getting ready for this year’s sugaring season. I went out and got my propane tanks filled. I put down a pallet floor in the shack (it gets horrible muddy as the season goes on). I discovered that have two propane cookers of my own. ?!? When did I buy that? Oh well. Add in the one I’m borrowing from my bro and I’m gonna be all set. Mmmmmaybe. I could probably stand to have three more propane tanks for when the ones I have kick.
Today was the first perfect day of the season for sap production: freezing cold last night and almost into the 50’s today. I got home form work at 5:30 and went straight down to the shack to light the fires. I’m going to try to keep a decent record of how much I collect and boil this year, as well as how much I produce. For tonight, I took in 7 gallons and reduced it down to probably one and a half in 3 hours using two burners.