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    Finally getting some good weather. All the fruit...

    Finally getting some good weather. All the fruit trees are doing great. My 2 cheery and 2 pears I put in last Fall look good. Going to squeeze in a couple of peach this year. Waiting on our...
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    Off gridder for 20 years. Our farm was ( is) all...

    Off gridder for 20 years. Our farm was ( is) all solar and wind. You can get a great system through Windy Nation. Ron had that and a wind turbine. Very affordable
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    Power out again

    Not used to this after 20 years of off grid. I panic now each time. Think I'll call an Amish guy who installs them to get an idea of what we can do here. Neighbors are all getting generators. That's...
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    Hi Herb. So how many gallons did you end up...

    Hi Herb. So how many gallons did you end up with?. The 3 of you must be tired( me,myself and I). I haven't been able to contact my family in Tea Gardens since Sept.
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    Trying to be tactful here..

    I know the virus is in the news ad nauseaum...but we will all be affected at some point. Our tiny rural village is an example I believe of what is happening in many places. As Americans we are...
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    I know the media is encouraging people to support...

    I know the media is encouraging people to support take out. I would never think of eating anything someone else made at this point. Are the people preparing the food in good health?....Nope, we'll...
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    I truly hope the original post was NOT talking...

    I truly hope the original post was NOT talking about leavibg out poison. That is just beyond awful. You will end up killing other wildlife. I really hope I'm reading this wrong.
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    Not high enough sugar content. Will go bad. This...

    Not high enough sugar content. Will go bad. This is the same type of thing people do when they experiment with canning recipes. Ends badly
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    Ok. Ron and I agree not to let it suffer. If...

    Ok. Ron and I agree not to let it suffer. If anyone has the equipment to take it down safely.. Firewood or whatever. Contacting village later anyway. This is so sad. Will post another full pic later...
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    Thanks so much. Yes this tree is near the road....

    Thanks so much. Yes this tree is near the road. The branches were trimmed last year by National Grid because they were in the power lines. Had the tree service trim and inspect it also. No mention...
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    Are you still going?. Expecting snow here

    Are you still going?. Expecting snow here
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    A short season

    Well, a really short run. Several small snow storms, but lots of melting in between. The ground has been bare for weeks. Our 3 lawn trees are in full southern exposure. First time ever that the...
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    Thanks everyone. I knew when we moved here it was...

    Thanks everyone. I knew when we moved here it was sick. . Sap suckers have ringed the tree. There were larva too. Like I said had a tree service( they've taken care of them for a lobg time before...
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    How is everyone doing?

    Well our little area of the state is pretty quiet. This is a tiny farming community. Not much to shut down. Schools closed Monday. Unfortunately kids aren't being supervised, so they are wandering...
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    Maple open houses

    Sadly this year we have decided to stay home. We look forward to visiting everyone and getting out but.. With our health issues it will just be too risky. The one thing we enjoy...This will all pass...
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    Nothing to worry about. It works. Good for you.

    Nothing to worry about. It works. Good for you.
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    Yes. We have all kinds of wood peckers. Even the...

    Yes. We have all kinds of wood peckers. Even the gigantic pileated.
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    Our sugar maple is dying

    Our only sugar maple has been attacked by woodpeckers. After we bought our house I saw there were insects in the tree. We had a service trim up all the trees to get off the dead and dying branches....
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    Hi Herb, how many gallons are you up to?!Still...

    Hi Herb, how many gallons are you up to?!Still have snow?. We never got alot of snow cover this year. Melted between storms
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    We lived off grid for 20 years very comfortably....

    We lived off grid for 20 years very comfortably. 3 micro turbines and solar. All diy. The sugar shack has it's own solar and micro turbine. Big generac generator too. The kids who bought our place...
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    A tiny bit of sap

    The front yard trees are letting go of a little sap. Enough to keep Ron busy for a time. Another pint.The house smells good. Waiting on either rain or snow.
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    At our farm we had a good weather station. Then...

    At our farm we had a good weather station. Then used NOAA. Here in the village I have an Accurite wireless that is really good. We have a weather station down the road at our little park. I tap into...
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    Our village trees

    Ron has bottled 4 pu ts so far from our 3 trees. The big silver maple has budded. My crocus are up too.
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    Yup. Totally agree. Great idea for a maple recipe...

    Yup. Totally agree. Great idea for a maple recipe forum
    I just made pecan sticky buns with maple syrup....
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    I spent 15 years in special ed. NEVER would I get...

    I spent 15 years in special ed. NEVER would I get envolved in anything like this nowadays. NEVER. Something will happen and you will get sued. Kids and parents look for opportunities. I used to bring...
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