This spring has been so very windy in our neck of the woods that my sap buckets keep blowing right off the trees! The ground all around my tree is stained a tawny blonde colour, proof that the my sap has indeed been running, but my buckets weren't staying put to catch it! I'm still getting some, I think I'm up to about 7.5 gallons of sap now, but I betcha there's that again poured all over the ground!
Today I went over with a ball of twine and tied all the bucket handles to the spigots. Should help. Fingers crossed.