This morning I wanted to check to see if any of the sugar maples down by the creek were running at all. Normally, I would have just waited till late afternoon and brought my collection bucket. Good thing I checked! The wind had blown two of the jugs off of the trees and there was the sap - drip, drip, dripping onto the ground.
At around three this afternoon I collected about three gallons of sap which is now boiling away on the stove. I'm going to have to add the syrup that sugared to it once it boils down. This will reconsitute the sugar crystals into syrup. I think tomorrow will be a good day for sap to run. It's supposed to go below freezing tonight, then sunny and 50 F tomorrow.