Friday, February 17, 2006
We had a major wind and rain storm last night! I have been staying up late and cooking sap, but tonight I turned the stove off about 9:00 PM and called it quits. I didn't want to be out there with the stove on if a tree fell or whatever, happened. Our house is surrounded by huge maples, some that aren't so healthy. I didn't think it would be good to be using the stove in such a storm.
I cooked sap all day and yesterday canned the first batch. It made 4 1/2 pints. And there is nearly that much ready to can today. And the stove out in the garage has been going at top speed all day. I just hope that there isn't 25 gallons more waiting to be collected, at least not until I get caught up with the 40 or so sitting in the garage!
It is much colder today, 35°, but the trees are running on the sunny side of the trunks.