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    Good to hear from you guys, I went to sugar camp...

    Good to hear from you guys, I went to sugar camp on Thursday April 4th to gather again but only got 70 gallons of sap on buckets. The 16 taps on tubing still going like gangbusters by Saturday the...
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    Hi Irish Ridge For me after cooking this coming...

    Hi Irish Ridge For me after cooking this coming Saturday will be our 5th day in the sugar house. Last year was my record year, we cooked 7 days. The melting snow seemed to soak in more this season,...
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    Hi guys, well I made the trip back over to the...

    Hi guys, well I made the trip back over to the land on Friday March29th ,after getting my gear and food in to the cabin went up top to dump out my buckets. Most only had a inch or two of spoiled sap...
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    Lulugrein Nice to hear from you, I like you have...

    Lulugrein Nice to hear from you, I like you have experienced that lack of excitement, when one thinks about all the hours to do this crazy hobby hours wood cutting splitting stacking then set up...
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    Wednesday 27th ...

    Wednesday 27th Well made it back from our sugar bush, gathered another 380 gallons of sap, so now have a total of 680 to cook this weekend. Made two trips up the...
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    HI Irish Ridge, glad the trees are on the move...

    HI Irish Ridge, glad the trees are on the move now, I am planning on going over Wednesday morning to gather again. Want to get it into storage so it does not spoil, figured today Tuesday would have...
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    Well it looks like everyone has experienced the...

    Well it looks like everyone has experienced the joy of carrying sap a long ways up or down even sideways. Wednesday March 20th I had to go to Lacrosse so thought to gather sap in the afternoon. First...
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    I was thinking the same thing on firewood, That...

    I was thinking the same thing on firewood, That is about the only good thing with a short syrup season.Less work for 2020.
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    Hello everyone and Hi Tom, glad you are back,...

    Hello everyone and Hi Tom, glad you are back, like you we tapped Saturday also, first used my 4 wheeler to get up top by riding on old snowmobile trail , but when I got off that trail got stuck. So...
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    Irish ridge I see you decided to get them taps...

    Irish ridge I see you decided to get them taps in, so you are ahead of me, guess I might miss the first run but will hope for lots of sap after the 16th.I have a silver maple tapped in my back yard...
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    Hello everyone, and hi to Irish Ridge was...

    Hello everyone, and hi to Irish Ridge was wondering if you were ok. glad you are enjoying the hard labor, well I went over to our sugar bush Sunday afternoon to do more work, friend John came over to...
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    Hi everyone, well the weather forecast for this...

    Hi everyone, well the weather forecast for this weekend march 9th and 10th looks wet rain-sleet-snow and 40 mph winds not what a guy wants for tapping trees.Plus my son caught a nasty cold and would...
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    Hi Twisted, Boy a broken femur ouch. This winters...

    Hi Twisted, Boy a broken femur ouch. This winters deep snow will give you real a work out, I am down by the west branch of the kickapoo river, and lots of white stuff there also.Yes maple syrup is a...
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    Hi every one, well thought it was time to start...

    Hi every one, well thought it was time to start talking and hope everyone is well and looking forward to another syrup season. Yesterday Feb 28 I took my snowmobile over to the sugar bush, with a...
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    Hi Irish Ridge, well I drove over Friday Apr 14th...

    Hi Irish Ridge, well I drove over Friday Apr 14th arrived about 5 pm.When I went thru Richland Center there were piles of hail from a morning hail storm,so they had to plow the roads. At our land...
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    On Sat April 7th I went over to the sugar bush to...

    On Sat April 7th I went over to the sugar bush to cut and split more fire wood, Need more wood for the next weekend, when it warms up again the trees will crank out more sap. Thursday April 12th...
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    Hi Guys, I decided to drive over to the sugar...

    Hi Guys, I decided to drive over to the sugar bush today. The weather has been so cold thought I should drain my big tank by the sugar house before freezing solid. There was 5 inches of new snow so I...
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    Noticed our evaporator puts out a lot of sparks...

    Noticed our evaporator puts out a lot of sparks and ash, checking in the dark wow. looking forward to your end of season report. We are still struggling with a lot of mud in the valley, looks like it...
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    Hi guys spent Friday March 30th gathering more...

    Hi guys spent Friday March 30th gathering more sap till I ran out of storage. Had to leave 60 pails on the trees, Had 625 gal sap,in tanks. My son came Saturday 6 am it was raining hard then, made a...
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    Sorry you pulled your taps, things are really up...

    Sorry you pulled your taps, things are really up and running, I spent another four days at the sugar bush gathered a bunch of sap and we cooked some over 600 gallons. so far we have made more syrup...
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    Hi Irish Ridge, nice looking syrup, ours was very...

    Hi Irish Ridge, nice looking syrup, ours was very light also. Looks like a bunch of snow down your way, Viroqua forecast 1 to 3 inches there. Good luck this weekend.
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    Your pictures are of some great looking syrup,...

    Your pictures are of some great looking syrup, mine over by Viroqua Wi was also very light last weekend. Sap tested at 2.5% Keep sappin
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    Hi Tom, yes our syrup last weekend was very light...

    Hi Tom, yes our syrup last weekend was very light in color also, sap tested at 2.5% Looks like 1 to 3 inches snow for Viroqua. with that nasty east wind. Am going over in the morning to gather, and...
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    Hi guys Just got back from a four day stay at the...

    Hi guys Just got back from a four day stay at the sugar bush. Went over Friday 16th to gather. First worked on things in the sugar house, checked the time, ouch 1;30 better get up top to gather....
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    Hi Tommore, Good to be all tapped, today they ran...

    Hi Tommore, Good to be all tapped, today they ran better. I spent the weekend working at the sugar bush, cut some brush back along our valley road,need to get more sun in there to grow better grass....
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