Walking in the arboretum before lunch we saw that the maple stands (or “sugar bush” as they often call them) are sporting newly installed sap buckets. It won’t be long until the sap is flowing and the syrup is being boiled down. The syrup from the arboretum is always the best – it is boiled down on site over wood fires, none of this mass production but the real thing made by craftsmen.
The trees need subzero temperatures at night and just a few degrees above freezing during the day for a good flow of sap and it looks like that is what we are about to have several days of. Let’s hope for a good season.