The cold weather has been lingering, and as a result the syrup season has stretched out a little longer than we thought it might. Dad was up last night doing a(nother) midnight boiling session, and he said it was snowing like crazy! There was an inch of snow on the ground at the farm this morning:
What a difference a year makes. Last year we had July weather in mid-March and the syrup season lasted 10 days. This year, we have had five weeks of sugaring and it's colder today at the end of the season than it was back in early March when we started. Dad says in 41 years of making maple syrup he's never had two seasons the same!