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  1. Thread: 2018 Season

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    FarmerBob there is still time to run before this...

    FarmerBob there is still time to run before this addiction gets a hold of you. If not you will be in the same boat as the rest of us.Welcome.
  2. Thread: 2018 Season

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    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to...

    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to be syrup. Sorry I should have clarified.
  3. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Finished up today. All in all a very good season....

    Finished up today. All in all a very good season. A little over 2900gal from 82 taps.
  4. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Been slow for a few days but forecast looking...

    Been slow for a few days but forecast looking better. Frost has gone out of my woods which has made it easier to get around. Up to about 1000gal. sap so far. Looking for a good week ahead.
  5. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Having a great run here too. 150 gal. on 82 taps...

    Having a great run here too. 150 gal. on 82 taps on 2 different days. 2% sugar which is better than last year's average of 1.7.
  6. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Yes it has. There was an ice jam downstream that...

    Yes it has. There was an ice jam downstream that let loose. Water dropped 2-3 feet, enough to let me cross with my Ranger. After all that , the sap had stopped running with the cold weather. Oh well...
  7. Thread: 2018 Season

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    I had 2 good days of collecting, the small creek...

    I had 2 good days of collecting, the small creek I need to cross is now a raging torrent. Hope the sap will be ok until the water goes down. Colder weather will help.
  8. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Hello Tapper. Last year I had a friend do all my...

    Hello Tapper. Last year I had a friend do all my boiling. This year he wanted more sap so I put in a few more taps. It has worked well for both of us. We split the syrup based on sugar content. My...
  9. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Finished tapping today. Ended up with 82. The...

    Finished tapping today. Ended up with 82. The most I have done. I am letting the lines flush. Will start collecting tomorrow.
  10. Thread: 2018 Season

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    Started today. It is a challenge with knee deep...

    Started today. It is a challenge with knee deep snow on frozen slopes. Some of the trees were starting to run but most were not. Hope to get done by Friday. I spent as much time sliding down the...
  11. Thread: 2018 Season

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    No taps for me yet. Going to wait until Feb. I...

    No taps for me yet. Going to wait until Feb. I have put the hurt on the squirrel population and will continue to for another week or so.
  12. Thread: 2018 Season

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    I have been fixing tree rat damage and moving...

    I have been fixing tree rat damage and moving some of my lines. Hope to tap around 100 this year. Wife and I are heading south during the first week of Feb. I plan on waiting until around the 11th to...
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