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    Wayne County 2019

    It’s been a crazy couple weeks with little time to give an update. We tapped around 450 trees on January 26, had planned to tap earlier but the temps were too warm.we had our first boil on January...
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    I'm pretty sure they are in the same boat as us...

    I'm pretty sure they are in the same boat as us talked to them briefly via email... this hot weather really made things tough. We didn't even make it to what we thought would be a BAD season meaning...
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    Started pulling taps today got about 65% done. I...

    Started pulling taps today got about 65% done. I will work on the rest this week after work. Mother Nature just didn't want to cooperate this season (again for the third year in a row)...we cleaned...
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    Thanks Brandon we are praying for you and all our...

    Thanks Brandon we are praying for you and all our sugaring friends.

    Had a good first week until temps went up to 70 degrees! Opened all tanks and cleaned out the evaporator. Hoping we get the...
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    Wayne County 2017

    We started putting taps in on Friday 1/27/17 and finished up Monday... deer destroyed the tubing system in one of our woods we setup last year. It took two days to piece back together.
    But we Had...
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    Main draw back would be a hole in the line from a...

    Main draw back would be a hole in the line from a squirrel or a deer and you would lose vacuum on all of your taps instead of just 1/2.
    We had a line setup like this last year (52 taps) and ended up...
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    All finished up here for this year pulling taps...

    All finished up here for this year pulling taps tomorrow and cleaning everything up. Way to hot and no sugar in the sap.
    RO we built for this season was a huge saver as we never had good sugar or...
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    200 gallons yesterday 350 today.. Cleaned woods...

    200 gallons yesterday 350 today.. Cleaned woods tanks tonight , it's just way to HOT 70 this afternoon and more of the same tomorrow. Not good at this point hoping taps can survive until the cool...
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    400 gallons hauled in this afternoon. Sugar...

    400 gallons hauled in this afternoon. Sugar content already way down. We need a freeze
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    Finally got to warm and shut the trees down only...

    Finally got to warm and shut the trees down only 50 gallons in the tanks tonight. Looks like we'll be draining the evap and giving it a good cleaning as it's supposed to get close to 70 here...
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    250 gallons hauled in tonight. We were hoping for...

    250 gallons hauled in tonight. We were hoping for a little better flow but overcast and didn't get as warm as predicted. Slick, sloppy,snow,wet,muddy mess. Forecast looks promising end of week
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    Wayne County 2016

    Started putting taps in yesterday afternoon and finished up this morning. 300 taps on 3/16 hauled 310 gallon to the house this evening hoping it keeps running tomorrow until the freeze up on Sunday....
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    Pulled our taps and barrles yesterday the...

    Pulled our taps and barrles yesterday the combination of snow/rain/snow/rain (flood) made our access almost impossible add on the hot weather we are calling it an end to our second sugar season. At...
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    Things are getting a better 100 gallons yesterday...

    Things are getting a better 100 gallons yesterday 110 gallons today out of our 100 taps. Lines seemed to be really moving this evening while we were emptying barrels almost 60 degrees (3/16 tubing...
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    We were hoping today was going to be the day, no...

    We were hoping today was going to be the day, no such luck. 100 taps and maybe got 10 gallons of sap. All tapped on north slope almost couldn't get the rancher back up the hill 4-5 inches of...
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    ADK_XJ, Maples will have opposite branching...

    ADK_XJ,

    Maples will have opposite branching pattern (as do Ash) if you can see the limbs and twigs it will help you narrow down your trees
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    tress with opposite branching pattern...
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    Things were starting to thaw here today. I...

    Things were starting to thaw here today. I little sap moving And I mean a very little sap. supposed to freeze back up the next couple of days. Still snow covering our access road up the hill to...
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    Thanks for the prompt responses. We are looking...

    Thanks for the prompt responses. We are looking forward to putting our new to us rig to use, that is if the temps ever warm up enough to thaw our 3/16 lines.

    Last year we made and bottled 8 1/2...
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    A&A 2x6 drop flue. First timer

    This is our 2nd year sugaring, first with an evaporator (last year we used turkey fryers) We picked up a used A&A 2x6 drop flue at Ray's consignment auction last fall. Since we've never ran an...
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