After a wonderful, much appreciated, brunch with friends we came home and fired up the sap. There were about 35+ gallons sitting outside so it was time. It's going well. I made the fire lower to the ground this year. It's a smaller, hotter fire and uses up all the brush that's fallen over the winter. Plus I'm not hearing the air, just the canners. So far I've spilled 4 gallons and set fire to the yard while wearing a Smokey Bear shirt. If that's the worst that happens we are calling it a win.