Are you sure it’s March? I mean really, really sure? Because for some reason Mother Nature is taking her sweet time getting the weather warmed up for spring this year. We were hoping to have our first boil this weekend (March 1), but unfortunately there is no sap to boil yet. It is still snuggled within the branches of the trees, stuck in its winter slumber, frozen. In looking at the 10 day forecast, not only will we be unable to boil this weekend, we will be unable to boil next weekend as well. I can’t tell you how very disappointing this is! As so many of you know, we need daytime temps in the 40’s and overnights below freezing for the sticky sweet goodness to come dripping out of the trees. So we will continue to wait…patiently.
For those of you who have contacted us for tours, we cannot commit to any dates just yet as we simply cannot predict when the weather will change to more normal weather patterns. We are hoping to be up and running by the weekend of March 15, but we just don’t know. In the decade that we have been doing this we have never started the season this late!
Please stay tuned, keep your fingers crossed (and toes too!) that the weather will turn warm soon! Hoping to squeeze a few weekends out of this season…time will tell!