Waiting for warmer temps...and here’s the sugarmaker’s take on things - Sugar Moon Scott says...
it's been 8 days since we fired up the evaporator for the first time this year. This picture shows why. There's approx 175 gallons of frozen sap in this tank (850 gallon capacity), nowhere
close to what we need for another boil.
Over this past week, despite what other parts of Nova Scotia may have been like, we saw a daytime high of plus 1 Celsius (March 5th) and the rest were either 0 degrees or below. Nighttime
temperatures have ranged between 0 to minus 9. Trees don't give us their sap at those temperatures.
Why have things been so different elsewhere in the Province? Blame it on our elevation and what side of the mountain we're on. We've seen this before up here....
The upside is that a mid-March start to the sugar season used to be the norm. Fingers crossed!”