Yesterday and Today were big days for sap runs. When the weather is warm and sunny after a night of freezing, the trees give a lot of sap. Lots of work collecting from buckets. Instead of the usual small buckets hung from the trees, I use larger (20 litre) buckets and set them on the ground.
It’s a long walk back to the house from where most of our taps are. I’ve done the walk with 2 full buckets often enough but it’s not easy. Today I left the buckets out there and will drive the tractor out there tomorrow. Seems like cheating a bit, but after several 1 km trecks with 40 liters of sap you tend not to care about idealizing sap collection!