'Twas the night before our first run
When all through the sugarbush
Not a maple tree was untapped
And the sap flowed in a gush.
The pumps were all running in the woods with a hum
In hopes that come morning, we will accumulate a large sum.
Our family was nestled all snug in our beds
While visions of fresh maple syrup danced in our heads.
Granny in her many layers of fleece and Grampy in his Leader cap
had just settled down for what will likely be their last Winter nap
when out in the woods another gentle warm wind picked up;
for the next few weeks we will sleep little and in the saphouse we'll sup.
The 2018 maple season is here and has settled officially upon us
Sugar content; barometric pressure, & reverse osmosis are the topics we now discuss
For 4-6 weeks each year we work hard to harvest our maple sap
with our hearts in the woods & our eyes glued to the weather map.
We'd like to send Good Luck wishes to our fellow maple producers in hopes that we all have a productive Spring
Hundreds of gallons of maple syrup is what we all hope for, but with unpredictable weather we're ready for anything!