Otherwise, we have been pretty busy in the woods. We have made a few big changes this year. We made the decision not to tap a woods far from the sugarhouse and on a very steep mountain this year. We had to truck the sap down a nasty dirt road, and the tubing was old and out dated. To replace these 3500 taps, we have leased some land directly above our sugarhouse and the sap will run right in to our existing tubing system. This will allow us to spend more time checking leaks instead of hauling sap.
Weather depending, we have two weeks or so left of work to finish up the install, we will then switch a bunch of existing drop lines until it is time to tap in mid January. Hard to believe that is only a month away.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year.