This is what I came home to. Every bucket within a few inches of the top.
They are bleeding faster than the spiles can direct the sap into the buckets.
The early run we had gave us just over 3 quarts of finished syrup. We will see how this one goes. Sap is running cold and clear. Nice to see.
Getting close to 10 pm, and I have 12 gallons reduced to about 2. There is going to be more to cook down tomorrow. Buckets filled to where I had another full (combined) before the end of the evening. Spoke with a friend of mine this evening who taps far more trees. He pulled in 105 gallons today, which combined with his early run, means he is going to have a record year. The early shy run scared me. Glad we get to partake in both of them.