On Saturday July 5, 2014 we were hit by post tropical storm Arthur. I don't think I had ever heard much about post tropical storms, I probably thought they happened in the tropics. Arthur ripped through our sugary for about three hours. We expected some damage, thought perhaps a few sections might have been hit. To our dismay, Arthur hit areas in every section of the bush.
Fast forward to April, and we have cleaned up, and repaired much of the bush. Our tap count is down. Our maple trees were leafed out and were susceptible to the high winds. Several thousands were uprooted. We have not managed to get to every area yet, some areas are operating but will require significant effort to get them back in top shape. Thank you to a great crew who have been working at cleanup and repair since July.
We have had a few very slow runs and it has allowed us to get all the equipment up and running. Speaking of getting equipment running. This is not my area, don't know anything about it BUT what happens to this stuff over the summer? At the end of the season, everything is running. The guys repair and service it, start it up in the early winter, everything is great. The minute the sap starts to run and you need it, there are filter problems, alternator problems, and a bunch of other stuff that I don't even know the name of problems. So thank you Mother Nature for starting slowly but you can kick it up a notch now!