Maple Sugar Time

It’s that time of year again, Maple sugaring. Problem is, it has been so cold lately that the trees haven’t been able to produce much. Cold nights is necessary but they need warm days to get the sap flowing and with the below normal temperatures we’ve had recently during the day it has delayed production around the state.

Rob LaMothe, owner of Lamothe's Sugar House in Burlington, makes his way to make some repairs to sap lines he has in Burlington Thursday afternoon. When water gets in the line it will cause a crack and an icicle to form at the break which he will need to fix before the sap starts to run for his maple syrup. The below average cold temperatures this month has put a delay in sap production this year and a call for cold weather into next week doesn't look good for improving that situation any time soon.

Rob LaMothe, owner of Lamothe’s Sugar House in Burlington, makes his way to make some repairs to sap lines he has in Burlington Thursday afternoon. When water gets in the line it will cause a crack and an icicle to form at the break which he will need to fix before the sap starts to run for his maple syrup.

Cold nights is necessary but they need warm days to get the sap flowing and with the below normal temperatures we’ve had recently during the day it has delayed production around the state. For more photos: View Here

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