It’s still freezing outside, so Farmer Jim had to make an extra effort to get the sap into liquid form—he heated it over an outside fire. This was necessary to make sure there’s some sap available for boiling during this weekend’s public maple syruping program.
Another 80 gallons of syrup sits frozen in an outside collecting tank.
Farmer Jim says the syruping season is starting late this year because of the cold weather, but he still expects it to be a good one. He thinks the sap will really start flowing in about a week.