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    Plum tree completely white with blossoms here...

    Plum tree completely white with blossoms here now,apples and pears probably a good week yet. Peaches might have gotten blossoms frosted off,close to frost here this morning.Will set plants from...
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    Thought it might be a good time to revive this...

    Thought it might be a good time to revive this old thread. When is the best time to remove watersprouts and not encourage new growth? My pear trees have hundreds and hundreds of water sprouts after...
  3. Help needed,anyone know what size drain plug is on a 5.5 hp. Honda motor?

    Have an Airblo vacuum pump with a 5.5 hp. Honda gasoline engine I purchased from Leader,decided to change the engine oil,drain plug is in such a position that the oil drains all over the base,so...
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    How long does birch run sap? I know it starts...

    How long does birch run sap? I know it starts when maple quits,but when does birch quit running?
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    Dumped in 3 gallons in the flue pan,2 in steam...

    Dumped in 3 gallons in the flue pan,2 in steam away and 2 in syrup pan I believe.
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    I have found that the sweetened sap doesn’t work as well,use all raw sap. Sean,use the sap that you wouldn’t boil at the end,gone sudsy,smelly,etc. I used to use sap all the time,flue pan alone took...
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    Here in Canada our money now is plastic...

    Here in Canada our money now is plastic bills,might not do well in oven,so we carry cash and cheques out to the attached greenhouse with a pair of pinchers or something and let it sit in the hot sun...
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    Anyone own a Timberline Chain Sharpener?

    I’ve had one for a couple of years now, but it seems to be hit and miss for getting the saw sharp. I like the accuracy,no more cutting crescent moons,but saw should cut like a new chain after every...
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    That’s porcupine,dealt with them before. Beaver would have the tree like an hourglass,pileated woodpecker wouldn’t go all the way around,plus there would be large chunks of wood laying around. Look...
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    Another thought is your thermometer,do you have...

    Another thought is your thermometer,do you have another one to compare it with,or at least should boil water to set a point for reference where your butter would be the right consistency.My...
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    Shelf life of syrup at room temperature

    Just got an email from a customer that purchased quite a bit of gift size syrup containers before the pandemic hit,he is curious about shelf life in their office at room temperature. I personally...
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    I see New England Container Company is...

    I see New England Container Company is manufacturing cans again,just wish someone here in Canada would carry them. It would be nice to have the option of cans for shipping,worry about glass every...
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    Dave,my wife had asked something like this when...

    Dave,my wife had asked something like this when we were repairing tubing before we tapped. Problem is there are a lot of hot spots throughout the three bushes we tap, and hundreds and hundreds of...
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    Thanks Tim,looks like exactly what I was looking...

    Thanks Tim,looks like exactly what I was looking for. Pretty pricey,would figure out to over $300.00 for me here in Canada. What do you use for bait? Our nephew is gone home now ( split family his...
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    To put everyone’s mind at ease,no poison involved,people tend to walk in that area with their dogs also. My nephew is trying to pick them off with a high powered pellet gun,too young for anything...
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    Have set up a feeding station near the sugar house where I am “ feeding “ the squirrels,they have definitely found it,but numbers don’t seem to be declining yet
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    Saw in The Maple News that Art had sold the...

    Saw in The Maple News that Art had sold the business to someone,don’t recall who
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    Blue Plastic Lids For Plastic Buckets

    Did the companies run out of material when they were making these lids? Tried 10 plastic buckets and lids this year,only thing I can say that I like about them is being able to see from a distance...
  19. Thread: Leaking Spiles

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    I have found very much the same thing this year....

    I have found very much the same thing this year. Tried 5/16” blue plastic spikes for buckets,leaked down the tree from the day we tapped until the day we pulled. Now in contrast I also tried the...
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    Marty,sent you a pm about automatic defoamer,must...

    Marty,sent you a pm about automatic defoamer,must not have gotten through. Think I read once you have one now,likes or dislikes and is this your first one? Gets tough on the legs climbing up to the...
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    What are the two “windows “ in the side? Are there blowers in there,or a spot to warm up bottles,etc?
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    Heard some peepers out at 5:30 this morning,not a...

    Heard some peepers out at 5:30 this morning,not a whole chorus yet,but just a few sopranos warming up
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    Packed it in yesterday,sap was sudsy going in the...

    Packed it in yesterday,sap was sudsy going in the tank from the releaser,trees seem to be pretty much shutting down. Had a good freeze,sap started running great but then slowed right down. No freeze...
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    Have a major power line running between two...

    Have a major power line running between two bushes. Hydro company has replaced one of the poles three times now,needs to be replaced again as a pileated woodpecker has got a hole right through the...
  25. Thread: Bubbly Syrup

    by Bruce L
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    We found that happening several times this...

    We found that happening several times this year,especially on 1 gallon bottles. I found the trick was to set the bottles so the syrup was catching the inside of the neck so it would run down the...
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