Every year around this time Jen and I start deliberating "is it time to tap yet?" and this year has been no different. The sugaring season starts when temperatures rise to the upper 30s and above during the day but drops below freezing at night. The season ends when nighttime temperatures no longer drop below freezing. Traditionally the maple season usually starts around the 3rd week of February but mother nature has the final say and temperatures are perfect for sugaring now. It is too early to put our buckets out as the tap holes will close up sooner than those on our vacuum tubing system. We hope for our first boil of the season in the next few days depending on how the sap runs. Stay tuned for more updates as we see how this earlier-than-usual season progresses.