Though we have been getting sap, we have yet to see a very good run, with Monday being our best so far but we are still running below average per day. What I have found is that the ground is froze hard as a rock and still needs to unthaw. I believe that we are a few weeks from our peak sap flows. We have made about 1500 gallons of syrup, which is a long way from our 9000 gallon goal. It looks like we will be banking on a very good April to hit that goal. The good news is that though we are moving into the latter half of March, conditions are more inline with an old fashion sugaring season. We will know in a month.
In the short term, a strong cold air mass has moved in a froze everything up for a while. It looks like we may get above freezing at the beginning of next week, but a few degrees cooler than predicted and we will not have much sap for another week.
This year has all been about elevation, with those in warmer areas in the Champlain Valley seeing more sap than those of us in the mountains. Typically this happens, and we usually make up for it on the back end of the season.