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    Looks like you had a great year Karen!!!!!!

    Looks like you had a great year Karen!!!!!!
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    Good for you Peeper!!!! We still have a lot of...

    Good for you Peeper!!!! We still have a lot of snow here, and ice still on the pond, be a few weeks before we hear them singing?? Can't wait!!!
  3. Thread: Tapping 2019

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    Yup, looks like most are calling it quits around...

    Yup, looks like most are calling it quits around Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley also. Getting to warm, buds are out. Come on home Black Fly's!!!! Ready for some heat now after the cold windy winter...
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    Some yes and some no Karen!!! Depends on where...

    Some yes and some no Karen!!! Depends on where you are!!! The 2 guy's i know who are cooking say it's getting very dark, the count is down, and they worked some hard for it!!!!
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    You sound like a blueberry raker myhomesteader!!!...

    You sound like a blueberry raker myhomesteader!!! Look to the left and see a sea of blue, might as well pick em!!!!!!! And your out there till dark!!!!
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    That same wind folded the U.S.Cellular tower on...

    That same wind folded the U.S.Cellular tower on top of Sugarloaf!!! They figure it was over 150 mph, can't be positive though as the wind meter was also detroyed and that was good for 100 mph. :cry:
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    As an installer of septics, tree's love getting...

    As an installer of septics, tree's love getting their roots into the lines. We have fixed many a backed up system, just by digging up the tank and checking the inlet and outlet lines. I have seen an...
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    You've come along way Grasshopper!!!!!!!!

    You've come along way Grasshopper!!!!!!!!
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    Hi Karen!!!! Glad to hear from ya!! I am not even...

    Hi Karen!!!! Glad to hear from ya!! I am not even tapping this year, way to much work for what's flowing, which is next to none!!!! Huge snow pack, bad temps, so i will just get everything set for...
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    Loved that show myhomesteader, Ole Aunt Ester...

    Loved that show myhomesteader, Ole Aunt Ester with the evil eye!!!!
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    We have alway's used propane, have a brother who...

    We have alway's used propane, have a brother who delivers it so i get it a little cheaper than most. If i filled my 10 gallon pan right to the top, turned it down just a smidge, i could go to bed at...
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    Well good for you wurmdert!!! The 3/16ths worked...

    Well good for you wurmdert!!! The 3/16ths worked well for me, and i decided i'm going back to cooking my own again next year, gonna upgrade to a 2 x 4 pan and use the turkey burners for pre-heat, i...
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    Hi Karen!! Looks like a good year for you. We did...

    Hi Karen!! Looks like a good year for you. We did very well as did everyone else i talk to, Mitchman
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    Nice Season Abbott!!!!

    Nice Season Abbott!!!!
  15. Thread: Sap running?

    by Mitchman
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    I have just the 1 gauge on the line with the vac,...

    I have just the 1 gauge on the line with the vac, and all seems good now running at about 15lbs. I do have one shaded area that i have to contend with, and it's about 30 yards long. Need to clean out...
  16. Thread: Sap running?

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    Hey wurmdert i went with the 3/16ths but used my...

    Hey wurmdert i went with the 3/16ths but used my 5/16ths as main line. There are 68 tree's on the line, well about 15 tree's in from the start, i had a tree with a tap just pouring out. The sap was...
  17. Thread: Sap price

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    Hey Wurmdert, What brand food grade transfer pump...

    Hey Wurmdert, What brand food grade transfer pump do you have? This is a lot of research for sure!!!
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    Great Story Myhomesteader!! We are still out...

    Great Story Myhomesteader!! We are still out here, and remembering those day's you are having fun with!! It's supposed to be fun right!!:lol: But my soon to be 62 yr. old body say's make it a little...
  19. Thread: Sap running?

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    Hey Wurmdert, So your running all 3/16ths line...

    Hey Wurmdert, So your running all 3/16ths line everywhere? Nothing running here in Carrabassett Valley
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    I read your posts Wurmdert, and trust your...

    I read your posts Wurmdert, and trust your advice!! Thanks!!!
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    Hey Abbott!! With the 3/16 line is there a limit...

    Hey Abbott!! With the 3/16 line is there a limit on the number of taps per run, just gravity? Any info helps!!
  22. Thread: 2018 tapping

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    Just putting in my taps here in Carrabassett...

    Just putting in my taps here in Carrabassett Valley, 36 taps on 5/16 line (gravity) and 3 buckets. It was running well till 2:45 pm when a snow squall came through with a cold N.W. air and shut me...
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    It all boils down to " Are You Feeling Lucky "

    It all boils down to " Are You Feeling Lucky "
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    Sounds like my younger brothers driveway Lukie!...

    Sounds like my younger brothers driveway Lukie! He has 28, all are 3ft or better, but we couldn't get set up for this season. We did however test drive 4 tree's at the house and with 3 taps in each,...
  25. Thread: Is it over?

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    Way to go Eagle Lake!! Give it a couple more for...

    Way to go Eagle Lake!! Give it a couple more for the Gipper!!!!!
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