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    Hi all. A quick sign off as this short season...

    Hi all. A quick sign off as this short season winds down. I have about 25 gallons in the tote that should have kept well enough on the north side of the cabin to boil down on Saturday. Really ok that...
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    Hi guys, have read a few of your posts and...

    Hi guys, have read a few of your posts and couldn't wait to jump onto this thread. The bottom line is multifactorial...1.sugaring season did not align with my vacation days this year so everything...
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    Friday 3/30 was a great day for boiling outside. ...

    Friday 3/30 was a great day for boiling outside. Turned over the fire tending to a trusted friend who has become my A-number 1 fire stoker these past few years. Six pieces of wood every 15 minutes...
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    Makes me think I'll be arriving to full buckets...

    Makes me think I'll be arriving to full buckets when I get back to the cabin Thursday night. I hope weather cooperates for boiling Fri-Sat. Yes, sap is sweeter this year. The batch I cooked up last...
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    Hi all. I and friends processed about 85 gallons...

    Hi all. I and friends processed about 85 gallons of sap 3/18-3/19 from 22 trees. Weather was ideal for boiling outside. Made good use of near syrup in various cocktails. Sugar content in sap ranged...
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    We boiled a whopping 17.5 gallons on Sunday....

    We boiled a whopping 17.5 gallons on Sunday. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to share the experience with friends who came out for the weekend. In that situation with so little to get through one...
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    Thanks for the update. Can't say that I'm sorry...

    Thanks for the update. Can't say that I'm sorry to have stayed home rather than heading over to our north facing sugar bush this weekend! Sounds a bit messy. I'll be tapping on March 3rd. Here's to...
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    This is my best year so far. Many trees have been...

    This is my best year so far. Many trees have been running fast and buckets are usually overflowing when I get there to check on Friday nights. Sad that a single drop would go to waste but who can...
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    Hi Tom.. havent heard much from Vernon county....

    Hi Tom.. havent heard much from Vernon county. Wondering if you still have taps in and how the sap is running. Its been a great season so far over on McGraw creek. Friends helped split more wood...
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    Got it. I didn't realize it took so much to...

    Got it. I didn't realize it took so much to sweeten up the pans with bigger operations like yours. In the end, its not going to waste and that is all that matters:).
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    On a new high this week.

    What a busy week! Early in the week I gathered 64 gallons from 21 trees that had collected over a 3 day period. A pretty good rate I think. Carrying full 5 gallon buckets out of the woods is a...
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    I have a question about your reference to sweet...

    I have a question about your reference to sweet water. What are you actually doing with it?
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    Hi Irish Ridge. Yes to your question about other...

    Hi Irish Ridge. Yes to your question about other rates on the scale though I hope to not use them often. M (meandering = 1 drop every 2-3 seconds) and NWL (not worth listening). I'm running back...
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    Hi Irish Ridge.... I hope you are feeling ok...

    Hi Irish Ridge.... I hope you are feeling ok after your weekend fall, and, that you didn't spill any sap in the process:).
    By Sunday most of the snow on our north facing slope had melted and was...
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    Hi Ray. I hope you kept your taps in for a few...

    Hi Ray. I hope you kept your taps in for a few days. I finally pulled all of mine on 3/26 but not without some remorse. About 12 of them had dried up, other 8 were running quite fast and sap was...
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    No buds yet and getting a slow run on some of my...

    No buds yet and getting a slow run on some of my 20 taps on this north facing slope. Maybe enough for one more boil this week. Holding out in Vernon county.
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    Sap ran fast when I put the rest of my taps in...

    Sap ran fast when I put the rest of my taps in here in Southern Vernon county yesterday. March Madness has begun!
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    That's a generous offer Tom. Unfortunately, I...

    That's a generous offer Tom. Unfortunately, I only have a little window of time Sunday-Monday to tap trees, work on fire box and other prep. First boil will be the following weekend. I have a...
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    Thanks Ipakiz!

    Thanks Ipakiz!
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    Hello Tom, Ray, Mr. Sugar Maple and anyone else...

    Hello Tom, Ray, Mr. Sugar Maple and anyone else out there in SW WI who shares this obsession with making maple syrup. I'm very curious how the sap has been running this past week and what you all...
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    Hi guys... Best stretch of the season was March...

    Hi guys... Best stretch of the season was March 22nd - April 2nd. I had about 80 gals off of 16 trees over that period of time (maybe more as some buckets were running over when I arrived). I was...
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    I had a great run last weekend 3/27. Arrived...

    I had a great run last weekend 3/27. Arrived Friday night with most 5 gallon buckets full and frozen, reds are the only ones running slow. On Saturday we boiled down about 40 gallons of somewhat...
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    Thanks for the updates! I cannot wait to get over...

    Thanks for the updates! I cannot wait to get over there to check on my trees Friday night. Hope all 5 gallon buckets are overflowing!
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    I collected 9 gallons from 15 taps between 3/10...

    I collected 9 gallons from 15 taps between 3/10 and 3/14, then another 6 gallons on 3/15 which seemed to be the fastest running day. Slowed down again on 3/16. I and friends did a small batch on...
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    Hi Irish Ridge... That'll work just fine. Thanks!

    Hi Irish Ridge... That'll work just fine. Thanks!
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