Unusual winter causes Ellsworth area 'sugar well' to run dry
Producers know there must be freezing nights and thawing days for the sap needed for maple syrup to run well.
Those conditions usually occur in March, the normal height of the maple-tapping season. But in the unusual winter recently ended, the freeze-and-thaw cycle came much earlier--back in February and even January, when it did syrup makers no good.
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