Science Speaks About Maple Syrup

Six months ago, the Gruniad declared the end of Maple Syrup.

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So how did that turn out? Cold winters are delaying Maple Syrup production for the second year in a row.

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Syrup producers running behind; Cold weather cited

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20 Responses to Science Speaks About Maple Syrup

  1. nielszoo says:

    And here I thought we were losing delicious, natural, sweet sugary maple syrup because Nanny Bloomberg, Michelle O and the rest of the totalitarian food police were banning it. Silly me.

  2. The USDA Forest Service only does what they are told. I’m sure nobody in that department gives a rat’s arse about it, and the Vermont sugar bushes are doing nothing to change their procedures, they already hate anything the government says or does.

  3. annieoakley says:

    These people just sit around and an make up stuff. They have been wrong forever about everything and yet the continue to spew.

  4. Winnipeg Boy says:

    Orange groves in Winnipeg. Can’t wait. I hate maple syrup.
    Le Chatelier’s Principle or Equilibrium Law. I wish someone would point this out to our weather ‘experts’.
    If i poke you in the shoulder with my finger, you don’t go flying out into space. You rebalance slightly and find a new equilibrium.
    If the maple trees move up 35 miles in latitude in 300 years, i. Don’t. Care.

    • Edmonton Al says:

      Fine, but I like maple syrup, and before long, global warming will move the maple farms up to Nunavut. That is too far away. Damn that CO2.

    • PeterK says:

      Winnipeg Boy: Are you saying you don’t believe in CAGW…I’m totally shocked.

      A Former Winnipeg Boy

  5. gator69 says:

    I’d rather lose syrup than my favorite cheeses.

    • Gail Combs says:

      The FDA is banning cheese. The They Came for the Roquefort

      The Lunatics are running DC no doubt about it.

      • gator69 says:

        That is exactly to what I was referring ( as I sit here munching on my Baybel chese).

        • Gail Combs says:

          Gator we keep at least a half dozen or more cheeses in the fridge. I do not think I go a day without eating cheese. Right now I think we have at least nine types.

      • Mike D says:

        This is the kind of stuff I hope they keep overstepping. Normally these very visible things get rolled back quickly, and the things that primarily affect businesses or farmers aren’t even known to the public. The regulatory onslaught needs to slap more people in the face directly, or there’s little hope for rollbacks.

  6. emsnews says:

    My maple trees are tapped and now running after two days of above freezing weather. The trees are very anxious to get going! 🙂

    • nielszoo says:

      They’ve been holding it in, squirming and jumping up and down with their little roots crossed just waiting for it to warm up so they can [deleted] all that sap.

  7. Maple syrup season start is several weeks later that normal around Ottawa this year.

  8. Hey, that article is from the Glens Falls, NY Post Star, one of the local papers around here in my neck of the woods. (Upper NY state near Vermont.)

  9. Snowleopard says:

    Last year was a good sugar season in NH. But on traditional “Maple Weekend” most New Hampshire Maple Producers Association (NHMPA) producers I visited had not yet collected enough sap to keep the evaporators running. yet though late it turned out to be a good season. That late March weekend has historically seen peak production This season got underway about three weeks earlier and might even be better (last longer) considering the deeper snowpack, but still much later than the (formerly) usual mid February start..

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/work/business/15747119-95/maple-syrup-harvests-slow-in-nh-as-weather-stays-too-cold

  10. David G. says:

    Typical uninformed nonsense. It’s been cold much later than this in NE. I went sugaring in northern Vt., in 1972, with a horse drawn wagon in 5 feet of snow in April. The syrup quality was outstanding.

    • Snowleopard says:

      Turns out this was indeed another Maple season like the 70’s. It is anomolous only in that the 70’s was acknowledged to be a cooling period, and the ClimAstrologists insist we are still in a warming period now. Syrup quality was variable with tubing on vacuum, quite good with buckets.

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