Ideal sugaring weather helped us make a significant amount of syrup this weekend. After several freezing nights last week, a warm stretch began Thursday night and launched the biggest run of sap we have had thus far in 2011. Boiling for at least seven hours each day we produced 135, 115, and 110 gallons on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively. Friday and Saturday's syrup was virtually all grade A light amber, and Sunday we made mostly medium amber. The weekend production pushed our season total up and over 500 gallons. Our goal when we began the season was 2000 gallons, so we are currently more than a quarter of the way there. Stay tuned as we seek our 2000th gallon in 2011.