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  1. Thank you to all our visitors that came to our...

    Thank you to all our visitors that came to our Maplerama! We had great weather and everything went quite well with a few minor hiccups!
    See you at the next one.
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    Hi Gabe, Thanks for being a tour stop, I would...

    Hi Gabe,
    Thanks for being a tour stop, I would have liked to come to your place but I was hosting too and I too thank all the friends of maple that came to visit all of our operations!
    Stephen &...
  3. Come See the It will be a full weekend! 14 tours...

    Come See the
    It will be a full weekend! 14 tours have been scheduled, great food - cookouts and entertainment by Bucky Lewis! 65 Camper sites (with water and power) will be available at the Field...
  4. Maplerama 2014, Franklin County VT

    Working on the committee for Maplerama!! Check out the details at the Franklin County Sugarmakers website www.franklincountymaple.com lots of great tour stops, a trade show and even a tour for those...
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    Well i started this thread so i figure I will...

    Well i started this thread so i figure I will give you an update, we cut our losses and dumped what was in the pans, rinsed, washed with acid and rinsed some more. We boiled Sunday and had wonderful...
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    Thanks Tim, that is what we were leaning toward...

    Thanks Tim, that is what we were leaning toward and why the rig is getting cleaned tomorrow. Well, next time...we won't wait!! Learn the hard way.
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    Early Season syrup ropey

    Anyone had ropey syrup with early sap they sat on for a while between cold spell this season? We have and what a pain to say the least!! The rig gets a bath tomorrow and we start fresh again, wish us...
  8. Thanks so much for coming to our event!!

    Thanks so much for coming to our event!!
  9. THere is no need to hire someone to do the...

    THere is no need to hire someone to do the application for you, I did mine myself with the guidelines and if you know someone that has done one see if they will let you take a look at the format. It...
  10. For the USDA Energy Efficiency grant you have to...

    For the USDA Energy Efficiency grant you have to have at least one year of production records to do an energy audit prior to even applying. It is not for startup operations. If you do buy equipment...
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    We had the same situation as you, we had about...

    We had the same situation as you, we had about 1600 feet and 150 vertical, we did it with a 1" line and gear pump for a while then switched to a 1.5 HP booster pump running on a generator, problem...
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    Well from what i heard one of the neighbors had...

    Well from what i heard one of the neighbors had about 40000 gallons this morning and was throwing steam to the gods after lunch!!!
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    Leave it up with a cover on it and you will be...

    Leave it up with a cover on it and you will be fine
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    I agree with the arm rollers and fliping from one...

    I agree with the arm rollers and fliping from one side to the other, it keeps the hoops out.
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    We have areas in our woods that are older setups...

    We have areas in our woods that are older setups with the 10 -15 taps per line and in the newest area we set up we strived to stay within the 5-10 tap per line and it hands down out produces the...
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    Head to your nearest hardware store and look for...

    Head to your nearest hardware store and look for the 12 ounce hammer(maybe they are 7 ounce) that generally is in the household tool bucket, the real light one with a wooden handle. We have been...
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    Selling Bulk

    Has anyone heard if Dave Marvin at Butternut is buying any syrup either? Any prices floating around out there?
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    Black-n-Blue

    We have miles of black mainline in our woods, no blue and the sagging problem stems back to the pipe moving some on the wire. When putting out the pipe whatever color it is we always tie the pipe...
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    Well I don't know about a 700' lateral with 45...

    Well I don't know about a 700' lateral with 45 taps on in but my experience is that shorter laterals with 5 to 10 (max) taps and not too zig zaggy work very well. You need space for the gases from...
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    If we only tapped the sugar maples we wouldn't...

    If we only tapped the sugar maples we wouldn't tap too many. Probably 1/4 of our over 4000+ are sugar the rest are soft maple (red)
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    Jonsereds

    I learned on a Stihl 031, what a rocket but cold blooded, I now have 2 Jonsered 670 champs which are great for blocking & felling but a bit heavy for small jobs so thats why i also have a Jonsered...
  22. We have done it all, had a JD2150 with half...

    We have done it all, had a JD2150 with half tracks, alright if the right person is on the tractor, we have 2 4wd tractors and one 2wd and use primarily the 60hp SAME which is an awesome woods tractor...
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    Self Employed-Designing septic systems,...

    Self Employed-Designing septic systems, subdivisions and land surveying with my 2 partners.
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