An average year at the farm is about 50 gallons of syrup. Farmer Jim thinks we just might make it to the average, or perhaps fall a little short. Last year, at 76 gallons of syrup, was the all-time record.
With warm days and freezing nights, the sap continues to flow, though it's gradually getting darker and darker as the season winds on.
There was a good amount of activity in the Sugar House this morning, as Farmer Jim poured off another draw of syrup at 219 degrees, and Farmer Rob came with a delivery of sap from the sugarbush to pump into the holding tank.