After the hard freeze (18 degrees) yesterday AM the sap started running at 2:30pm and ran all nite. One tanker of 2500 was picked up at 8:30pm and by 7:30AM today there was 2,000 more gallons ready for pickup. We are expecting some of the bags to be full when we pick them up this afternoon. The homewoods tank was running over when Jim picked up his first tanker about 7:30AM. After this large run we will have about 40,000 gallons of sap and 1000 gallons of syrup. The sugar content so far this year is down 0.07 so about the same as last year. If we have one more large run we will have surpassed last years total. of 49,000 gallons of sap and 1,275 gallons of syrup. Jim’s new nickname is smoky. While I was checking lines in the Harmons woods (found 2 small leaks in the white line below Matilda) he decided to burn trash in the pasture. The winds picked up from the south and the flames ignited the dead grass. Since the flames were heading to his barn he called the fire department since he couldn’t control the fire. 4 fire trucks, 3 police cars, ambulance and one brush truck arrived to save the day. Hopefully we can bottle tomorrow AM since we are now out of inventory of last years syrup.