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  1. Folks, Just to fill in the blanks a little on...

    Folks,
    Just to fill in the blanks a little on the shed:
    https://i.imgur.com/8FohnQK.jpg

    Me wondering what I got myself into:
    https://i.imgur.com/4tIuyq4.jpg

    Setting the jib crane post"...
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    That may work well. But here I have to ask,...

    That may work well. But here I have to ask, because I don't get many lumps. Are you processing good early syrup to 260F and stirring? We just don't get many lumps. Also the small half the size of a...
  3. Folks, Adam helped me work on door trim today....

    Folks,
    Adam helped me work on door trim today. The azak material now surrounds the inside of the doors. Then the same material as brick molding on the doors exterior....
  4. Dave, Thanks. I never really had any problems...

    Dave,
    Thanks.
    I never really had any problems with bees around when canning syrup. At this time I dont have bees on my property. Our daughter is now doing the beekeeping about 5 miles from me....
  5. Thanks guys, One of those things you probably...

    Thanks guys, One of those things you probably will only do once.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Sticky: Welcome! Regards, Chris

    Welcome!
    Regards,
    Chris
  7. Jason, Folks, Maybe room for the ones I...

    Jason,
    Folks,
    Maybe room for the ones I already have!:)
    Should be a nice addition to the property.
    Regards,
    Chris
  8. Dr. Tim, Folks, Currently we are working on trim...

    Dr. Tim, Folks,
    Currently we are working on trim details on exterior. Progressing slowly!
    https://i.imgur.com/Qq3l6Sl.jpg

    Regards,
    Chris
  9. Folks, Some pictures as the new building made...

    Folks,
    Some pictures as the new building made progress:
    Dirt:
    https://i.imgur.com/vrlwdOd.jpg

    More dirt:
    https://i.imgur.com/kukpuif.jpg

    Holes and poles (July 20th) Me in the orange, doing...
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    BAP, My condolences. I have many fond memories...

    BAP,
    My condolences. I have many fond memories of making syrup with my dad too.
    Regards,
    Chris
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    No it should not take that long. About 5...

    No it should not take that long.
    About 5 minutes to the point the steam burst happens then made 15 minutes of stiring to cool down and done. Of course depends on the batch size.
    Regards,
    Chris
  12. Folks, My arch has a 3 foot long fire box. So...

    Folks,
    My arch has a 3 foot long fire box. So 24 to 30 inches long material works well for me. I dont split any thing I am lazy. If it fits in the door it gets burned. Yes it may slow down the boil...
  13. Folks, Slowly the sugarshed is getting full. I...

    Folks,
    Slowly the sugarshed is getting full. I may go with five rows this year as I had to beg wood to get through this sping's good late runs.

    https://i.imgur.com/on1LYpw.jpg

    On another...
  14. You will not need a check valve type spile for...

    You will not need a check valve type spile for gravity buckets. Get one that works with your bucket. Yes there are a variety to choose from. Your doing great and you have months to work on it!:) I...
  15. Folks, While at the miil waiting to get slabs...

    Folks,
    While at the miil waiting to get slabs loaded I could not resist these big logs. I believe they are red oak? But I am not a good judge? Counted the rings and it looks to be 100 years old....
  16. Dave, Sure sounds like you found a good tool to...

    Dave,
    Sure sounds like you found a good tool to do the cultivating!
    Folks,
    Just a few shots of my other new project. Man I hope this works out!

    So this area is the proposed spot for a new...
  17. Pdiamond, That is not a Gravely it is a late...

    Pdiamond,
    That is not a Gravely it is a late 40's David Bradley. It has a set of cultivators on it too. It was my wife's great grandfathers. I drug it home and rebuilt the carb on the little "N"...
  18. The slabs were no match for the Jubilee and buzz...

    The slabs were no match for the Jubilee and buzz rig!
    https://i.imgur.com/3PAf90w.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/YJ9SEar.jpg

    Weather was snow, rain, wind, and sunshine! Perfect!...
  19. Folks, More wood today as we continue social...

    Folks,
    More wood today as we continue social distancing. i didn't have anyone crowding me at the buzz rig? Hummm Funny how that works!:)

    https://i.imgur.com/GMaPs7e.jpg

    Mostly red oak slabs,...
  20. Thanks guys, I just back flush all my lines...

    Thanks guys,
    I just back flush all my lines with low pressure water rinse. This is the same pump that I pump up into the tank on the truck. 12 volt (Rule brand). Then I take out the first tap, let...
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    That's a new one. Had not heard of that. Happy...

    That's a new one. Had not heard of that. Happy Easter!
    Regards,
    Chris
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    Confused here too? I now see the fence wire grown...

    Confused here too? I now see the fence wire grown into the tree after someone mentioned it and i turned my lap top sideways too. But that is very common on one of my sugarbushes wher I hang 100 taps....
  23. Folks, Have one row of wood in the sugarshed,...

    Folks,
    Have one row of wood in the sugarshed, and when I have this second load buzzed up Will have another 1/3 of a row.
    https://i.imgur.com/4z06yFD.jpg?1


    So as I thought about 3 bundles of...
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    Folks, I wanted to clarify some things about...

    Folks,
    I wanted to clarify some things about our sugarbush and tubing systems using 30P as drops. I have uses 30P as drops, maybe have one or two left in 650 taps. I do like it because I feel it...
  25. Poll: Dr. Tim, Taking a stab at this, I try to be...

    Dr. Tim,

    Taking a stab at this, I try to be pretty careful about tap placement but may hit some previous tapped areas maybe 2 times in 650 taps per season. I have maybe more problems with just a...
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