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    I can't put into just words, how much I agree &...

    I can't put into just words, how much I agree & feel your pain.
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    I will tap about 75 more in the morning & be all...

    I will tap about 75 more in the morning & be all tapped. Just a little over 3500 taps. Tubing damage was very bad this year. Looks like some very busy days & sleepless nights coming.
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    I have about 1/3 of my taps in. Still not running...

    I have about 1/3 of my taps in. Still not running great but steady. Alot of the trees I tapped today we're not running or barely wet. A few running good. Rain is to start soon. That might kick it in.
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    42° & raining in Northeast ohio
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    I want to agree with the fastlok comments. They...

    I want to agree with the fastlok comments. They are an improvement over the gripple. We have not had a fastlok fail but we did see gripples fail.
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    Is there any news on the Hydra releaser. Heard a...

    Is there any news on the Hydra releaser. Heard a rumor in my parts they are having issues.
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    fence would be good but I have had damage from...

    fence would be good but I have had damage from rabbits,woodchucks,beaver, mice,voles,&even vulchers as well as deer. My thought on transplanting is that even if you get it done before they get to...
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    I would say if you wait for more than a few...

    I would say if you wait for more than a few years, you could rule out transplanting. So it would be thinning. My own plan has always been to use intercropping as mentioned by maple hill. The mix of...
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    I do believe in my neck of the woods, syrup...

    I do believe in my neck of the woods, syrup maintains a better flavor under cold storage. I agree not a must to have, but also you need to consider the climate of different regions. This has been a...
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    My American hornbeam never exceed 10" in...

    My American hornbeam never exceed 10" in diameter. The hophornbeam(ironwood) get a little bigger. I have cut several for firewood about 15" give or take a little. Very hard,heavy, & wet feeling....
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    I have planted many trees in different areas of...

    I have planted many trees in different areas of my property. I have found what works good for me is to intercrop a mix of trees so you,(or the next generation) can remove trees years down the road,...
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    Open house with leader evaporator

    May Hill Supply is hosting Kevin Lawyer for an event Saturday April
    14th 9am till 3 pm. depending on the weather & crowd size we may do a
    Woods walk. Kevin will talk on the latest in the industry...
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    We are getting terrible winds now. I just thought...

    We are getting terrible winds now. I just thought fitting... we began our season fighting to get the woods cleaned up from the damage when tornado's went through last fall, now if there was any...
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    I am thinking about shutting down tomorrow. Still...

    I am thinking about shutting down tomorrow. Still running decent. Got just about 1 gallon per tap of sap today. Syrup today still good but getting dark & strong. I don't want to make processing grade...
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    Happy resurrection Sunday to all. Leaving for...

    Happy resurrection Sunday to all. Leaving for church now. Best day of the year for us believers! God bless you.
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    Ran pretty well here today. Didn't get going till...

    Ran pretty well here today. Didn't get going till afternoon. 22° this morning. Wind got terrible towards dark. Lost alot of vacuum by 9:00. No doubt limbs or trees down over lines. With a decent run...
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    could be this year. I know historically,my...

    could be this year. I know historically,my township ( colebrook) is usually a cold spot in Northeast Ohio. I have been amazed how well & how many times sap had ran good at 33-35 degrees. A real plus...
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    Ran decent here last few days. Slowed way down...

    Ran decent here last few days. Slowed way down this morning. I just came out of the woods, and my releaser is only dumping every 15 minutes. May be shutting down but we'll wait & see. Syrup flavor...
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    I am sorry I can't because I never filled one...

    I am sorry I can't because I never filled one yet, we gave away the samples they sent us. I see that D&G sells them now. We are still deciding if we should sell them. ( I never make decisions quick).
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    I'll second that. It looks to be a little on the...

    I'll second that. It looks to be a little on the cold side of things this week for big runs, but considering how much heat we've endured,I want to be on the cold side. I have been pleasantly...
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    Mine ran great from 2 till 6:30. I figure the...

    Mine ran great from 2 till 6:30. I figure the deep snow on a warm ground was perfect for the trees. Hard freeze coming Tonite.
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    we are sure hoping it's not over in northern Ohio...

    we are sure hoping it's not over in northern Ohio yet, but our forecast is sure scary looking. Many of us that did some later tapping,( I tapped 1 woodlot early & the 3 Rd woodlot a week ago) may...
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    Sure looks like a black maple leaf. I would guess...

    Sure looks like a black maple leaf. I would guess that. Black is considered by most same as a sugar. I met some producers from Ontario years back who felt the black maple was slightly Superior to the...
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    Let's keep hopiñg common sense will win out. There's to many voices in the maple industry now, with no knowledge of the maple business. This is one time when experience making syrup should Trump what...
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    I should try that. I do plenty of talking to...

    I should try that. I do plenty of talking to myself this time of year:confused: most frustrating & most rewarding time, this syrup making is. But even on my worst days, I would hate the thought of...
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