Sugaring Season 2019

Current Conditions

Cumberland, WI

21° Sunny

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Overview

Short and long term weather forecasts are one of a syrup producer’s best tools to help them prepare for a sap run. Cold nights below freezing with daytime temps above freezing will always get that sap moving.
In addition, a falling barometric pressure that accompanies an approaching storm will also increase the local sap run.

Season Summary

These are strictly observations on what’s happening in our area and generalizations on what we THINK will happen. Please note that every area is different and should, therefore, be tapped accordingly.


March 18th 

 

 

The weather has been kind of icky

And the snow is so very sticky

The taps you will find

Will be running in time

But getting to the trees is quite tricky

 Actually, this version two from last week and the weather is pretty nice this week, and you will notice all our trees are now tapped.  I have heard of few around the state that have even made syrup if you haven’t tapped, I think now is the time.


March 14th

The weather is kinda icky,

and the snow is so very sticky.

Better get those taps out soon,

don’t miss the flow,

don’t miss the flow,

don’t miss the flow.

– I know it is corny 😊 

Forecast looks ideal, but I am not sure how the heavy snow cover will affect it.  It is time to get those taps in, at least the yard trees should be running.


March 7th

 

 It has been a long snowy and cold winter in Wisconsin, but Spring is coming!  Tapping has started at larger sugarbush’s in the area, but we are holding off for a little warmer forecast, which is coming soon.  I wanted to show how much snow was in the woods, but my scale is off by a foot.  I know we have less than some area, but we are about 24” in the woods right now and expecting more this weekend.  Happy Tapping!