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    Very nice Northwood. I had to turn a blind eye...

    Very nice Northwood.
    I had to turn a blind eye to my trees when I walked passed and saw all the sap leaking down to the ground this weekend because I pulled my taps and cleaned up last week ;-;
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    Pulled all my taps today, not worth leaving them...

    Pulled all my taps today, not worth leaving them for another week
    Went from winter to summer pretty fast again this year.
    Some trees didn't even have a chance to run.
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    No real good sap runs again this spring, but I...

    No real good sap runs again this spring, but I did manage to get about 13 litres of grade A golden syrup from 360 litres of sap, on 44 taps, 5/16" plastic on drop tubes to buckets.
    Some trees just...
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    Good to hear everyone except the people in...

    Good to hear everyone except the people in northern Ontario are having a good season.
    100 Litres from 44 taps in 7 days, not what I was expecting. At least the sugar content is high in some of my...
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    That's good news I'll be heading to west...

    That's good news I'll be heading to west Nippissing to collect a weeks worth from last Saturday
    Just got my sap hydrometer and my reds are producing 4% straight out of the bucket, WOW, haven't...
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    Sapman, what kind of temperatures are you getting...

    Sapman, what kind of temperatures are you getting in your area.
    It's been above zero here for the past 4 nights with no sap flow but supposed to go back to -5 tonight and +5 tomorrow. I am not even...
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    Hahaha, right Sorry Galena I need to find some...

    Hahaha, right
    Sorry Galena
    I need to find some trees like that
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    Those are nice numbers Gelinas, is that before or...

    Those are nice numbers Gelinas, is that before or after the poor man's ROing. Just curious
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    Ya, I just ration what I do get and I'm happy...

    Ya, I just ration what I do get and I'm happy with it. Like I said last year, there will be a few stockings short of a bottle of syrup next Christmas, lol. I'm glad I don't do this to make money....
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    Yes, I will try to keep better track next season...

    Yes, I will try to keep better track next season and add to my signature
    I am just starting to take note now
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    Nice job Karen

    Nice job Karen
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    The little flow we had stopped as well due to...

    The little flow we had stopped as well due to warm nights but it should thaw the rest of the bush out and the rain today should help as well. Hopefully the weather cooperates a bit better this week,...
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    Sorry dlee, I dont think there is a real answer...

    Sorry dlee, I dont think there is a real answer to that question. It depends on mother nature I guess, but this is only my third year.
    I've collected 75 litres of sap from 44 taps on drop tubes into...
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    55 litres of sap from 44 taps from Tuesday until...

    55 litres of sap from 44 taps from Tuesday until today. I thought it would be a good week but I was wrong. We didn't get any snow here 0c yesterday and -5c today
    Every year I add more taps hoping...
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    Yes, I saw some sap alright, but he wasn't what I...

    Yes, I saw some sap alright, but he wasn't what I was expecting, lol.
    I got about 15 litres from 25 taps yesterday, that's just a tease now isnt it!!
    No snow up here yet.
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    All trees in my area are now full flow again. -2...

    All trees in my area are now full flow again. -2 last night and +3 today. Things are looking up.
    Snow has dropped about a foot in the past week but still 2 feet to lose my boot in without my...
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    Everything shut down up here today, we've gone...

    Everything shut down up here today, we've gone from one extreme to the next. Too cold one night, too warm next night too hot today +13c !! Go figure. So much for that all nighter.
    Dont blink your...
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    I just returned from his area and put another 10...

    I just returned from his area and put another 10 taps, one tree flowing like a race horse, the tree beside it, nothing, funny how that works. My trees here are now full flow, full sun yesterday and...
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    Things are slowwww up here as well, the last...

    Things are slowwww up here as well, the last couple of nights were -18c but with the above zero temps. during the day and full sunlight some trees of various size are slowly starting.
    Since the 23rd...
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    GVSnowshoes asymmetrical-bindings I find these...

    GVSnowshoes asymmetrical-bindings
    I find these snowshoe bindings to be the best I've ever had. I have used various different types which didn't lock your foot/boot in place causing the shoe to...
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    19822 Another sunny sap day

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    Another sunny sap day
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    25 taps in today in full sun and sap just started...

    25 taps in today in full sun and sap just started dripping for now all day sun +7c
    Woohoo
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    I know of a couple house roofs which caved in and...

    I know of a couple house roofs which caved in and a marina boat storage collapse from the snow/ice load this winter in the Sudbury area, a couple friends lost their boat in. At least nobody got hurt....
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    Ouch that hurt

    Ouch that hurt
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    No, just put a test tap today on a southerly...

    No, just put a test tap today on a southerly sunny tree at +5 but still nothing.
    Night temps are still in the -10 to-20 past couple nights and snow tonight.
    Snow banks are going down but the Bush...
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