Our extended forecast looks good. Highs in the mid 30s to 40s, with night time temps dipping below freezing. Right now it is 44 degrees and all 4 taps we have in are running well. They had just started up again yesterday evening, and by noon today they were nearly a quarter full.
We had an early run which I posted on. Not enough to fill the buckets all the way up before it froze solid again, but I have to tell you, when we cooked it down, it made the lightest colored, sweetest, buttery maple syrup I have ever had. Just one big jar of it. Not even a full quart. But good lord is it wonderful.
It has me convinced to watch the weather closely, and get some taps in early if we are going to have an early freeze-thaw cycle.