We had to address the situation of the ice in the buckets. They had about 1-2 gals., in them. Half ice that we dump on the ground and the sap, which we collected. Takes a lot of time dealing with the ice, which is worthless, but we are headed back to the low teens again Thursday after another round of heavy snow Wed.
We fired one evaporator today, and got the Saphouse in order. Going to fire the big evaporator tomarrow and make sure it is ready for the "RUN" if we get one, and empty the storage tanks so they dont freeze up and split a seam.
Thursday will be real touch and go, because we can't drain the evaporators, to prevent freezing, so we may need to light small maintainance fires in them, to keep the semi syrup from splitting the evaporator pans wide open.