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    On another note, I may try soaking the pan before...

    On another note, I may try soaking the pan before cleaning. But I donít have anymore sap, so Iím just going to fill it with water and see what happens, unless thatís a bad idea?[/QUOTE] The...
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    I'm done too - The last of my buckets will be...

    I'm done too - The last of my buckets will be down tomorrow morning, many are done anyway, the hot day yesterday took all the joy out of it. Buckets full of flies, cloudy sap, etc. It was a record...
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    I have never seen as many moths as this year -...

    I have never seen as many moths as this year - Started early Feb, now I get 6 or 8 in a bucket, what a pain. No sapsucker damage this year though - maybe the moths ate the birds? 8 more taps didn't...
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    In spite of a near perfect frost of 26 Thursday...

    In spite of a near perfect frost of 26 Thursday night, 16 of my trees up & quit - After 60 degree weather coming Mon & Tue, the end of a great year is just about here.
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    Tobey - if you get over my way bring a sample of...

    Tobey - if you get over my way bring a sample of sap & syrup, we'll test it -
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    This morning I started boiling about 5 AM, by 6 I...

    This morning I started boiling about 5 AM, by 6 I had to shut down as I couldn't stop the foaming in the front pans. Lost an hour as I had to shovel out the fire, get the front pans cool enough to...
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    I picked up a record for me 225 gal/sap today....

    I picked up a record for me 225 gal/sap today. Several of my 3 gal. buckets were overflowing in 24 hours. My back feels it too. Lots of steam tomorrow -
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    There will be a good run starting tomorrow, going...

    There will be a good run starting tomorrow, going into Tuesday until the sap is all up. Then we'll need another freeze to reset the process. Too many warm days thawed with no freeze at night is not...
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    21082 My first tour group was a great success -

    21082 My first tour group was a great success -
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    My best Feb. ever, just over 1500 gal/sap so far...

    My best Feb. ever, just over 1500 gal/sap so far - I can remember several years back one Feb was so cold, nothing ran at all. I have a school field trip coming tomorrow - Should be fun -
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    All you with no moths - They all flew to my place...

    All you with no moths - They all flew to my place - must have picked out 2 dozen this AM. All caught up here, sap at 1035 gal so far.
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    Looking out the kitchen window at 5 AM there's an...

    Looking out the kitchen window at 5 AM there's an almost full bucket staring back at me - The steam will be rising here good part of the day as another 2 day freeze up is coming tonight.
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    Good choice !

    Good choice !
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    Where did you go?

    Where did you go?
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    I drained mine this AM for the big freeze tonight...

    I drained mine this AM for the big freeze tonight - Got vinegar in the front 2 pans to get rid of the sand before next batch - looking like Monday right now.
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    I don't think it matters Gord - The day I tapped...

    I don't think it matters Gord - The day I tapped 80 some of mine, there wasn't a drop of sap all day - just too cold. I did the last 60 on a warmer day, sap was just starting. Right now i'm into my...
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    When it's going down to single numbers [as...

    When it's going down to single numbers [as expected fri night] I drain my whole evaporator. May be overkill, but if the drop flues freeze & crack a seam, you're out of business. It gives me a...
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    Looking out our kitchen window at 5 AM I can see...

    Looking out our kitchen window at 5 AM I can see a full 4 gal bucket that had about 3" in it last night. I know whats on the agenda today.............
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    What are you using for fuel? JP4 ?

    What are you using for fuel? JP4 ?
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    We need a freeze to restart the process, from the...

    We need a freeze to restart the process, from the looks of the weather it's coming Friday night. Next week looks pretty good right now.
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    Picked up 100 gal. yesterday, 140 today - Some 2...

    Picked up 100 gal. yesterday, 140 today - Some 2 dozen moths also - earliest I have ever seen them in buckets.
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    Got everything going this morning, more to follow...

    Got everything going this morning, more to follow - 20680 20681
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    I picked up 55 gal this afternoon, some trees...

    I picked up 55 gal this afternoon, some trees have just started to drip. The barrel read 2%. Never got above 38 here.
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    I got the last of mine in today, about 140 right...

    I got the last of mine in today, about 140 right now. Sap started some late morning, not really killing itself now. Amazing how much the cold varies even in a state as small as Ct. Bryan - Looking...
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    I got about 85 in today, about half what I plan....

    I got about 85 in today, about half what I plan. 19 F this morning, 35 later, never saw a drop of sap all day. I'll get the rest tomorrow.
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