As for sugaring, we are about to begin building our pump house that will house vacuum pump, releaser, and sap pumps. That should take a week or less, and then it is simply a matter of plumbing it all up. Beyond that we still have a lot of tubing to install but that will get done throughout December so that we are ready to tap in january.
I see that the NOAA is predicting a warmer than usual Jan, Feb, and March. This is the pattern we had seen the prior to last year for about 5 years. It is something to keep in the back of your mind. If you see that things seem above average in December, and into January, you may want to consider tapping earlier than usual.
Beyond that, we are looking forward to your Christmas orders, and hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.