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    I have one woods ready, looking to have the other...

    I have one woods ready, looking to have the other ready for March 11 which is when Accuweather says I should start getting good sap.
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    Adding the rope tether works best if you slide a...

    Adding the rope tether works best if you slide a washer on the rope, then crimp a sleeve on to keep the rope from sliding thru the washer and hole. In fact I'd use a heavy mono line and crimp...
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    Everyone who is getting high winds today or...

    Everyone who is getting high winds today or tomorrow, be very careful. There will be lots of trees and branches falling. Maple is not worth risking your life. Resume after this storm and then be very...
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    Before I can add more I need to make my sap...

    Before I can add more I need to make my sap ladders larger. At the sugarhouse my ladders are the old type, using star fittings. I have 4 such ladders that need to get additional star or bigger star...
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    Got the count, not to 400 yet. I will add more...

    Got the count, not to 400 yet. I will add more soon, I have the potential to get to 400 at the sugarhouse. I will continue adding.
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    Finally finished fixing leaks, changing drops and...

    Finally finished fixing leaks, changing drops and adding new laterals around the sugarhouse. We added 178 new taps. We will recheck once all tapping there is finished, likely tomorrow for a total. On...
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    You can keep your snow, I have about 6" and the...

    You can keep your snow, I have about 6" and the ground is frozen. That's good enough for me. I start tapping tomorrow, sure is easier when I don't need snowshoes. A few years ago I had 4' on the...
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    My long range forecast (central NY State) just...

    My long range forecast (central NY State) just changed yesterday. I will now start tapping. Looks like I will get sap starting tomorrow and thru the weekend. Then a couple of days no sap followed by...
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    February Journal

    Wow, Feb 6 and no one has started this month's Journal. I have been working getting ready. The currant warm spell was tempting, but looking beyond this week it look like no sap flow until into March....
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