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    Another long but productive day for us...

    Another long but productive day for us yesterday....
    We finished off what sap we had left, which resulted in 6 litres of tasty gold.
    We pulled all our taps and started the cleanup process, which...
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    Wow a good run today, collected 62 litres at noon...

    Wow a good run today, collected 62 litres at noon and just collected another 55 this evening.
    Boiling again tomorrow then we may shut down for the season.......
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    Thanks 4walls, good to know..... Our forecast...

    Thanks 4walls, good to know.....
    Our forecast down here (south of Ottawa) took a turn for the better with a number of cooler nights ahead (previous forecast showed many above zero nights in a row)...
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    Nice job Silver Water!

    Nice job Silver Water!
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    A long day yesterday...... Our work resulted in...

    A long day yesterday......
    Our work resulted in 12.75 L of finished syrup, we're happy with this as our first batch.
    After cleaning up and getting ready for round #2 we plopped in-front of the TV...
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    Welcome to the forum Coatsey Galena -> We'd send...

    Welcome to the forum Coatsey
    Galena -> We'd send our girls over to help you but I'm slaving (err I mean putting them to work) on our operation today lol

    Started a boil again this morning, total...
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    Trees finally woke up again this afternoon....

    Trees finally woke up again this afternoon.
    Buckets were dead empty this morning and had been since Tuesday but we collected 43 L tonight.
    Galena-> glad to see you decided to tap.....
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    Awesome, thanks folks..... Our season down here...

    Awesome, thanks folks.....
    Our season down here (south of Ottawa) looks like it might be coming to an early end (like mentioned though the forecast changes every hour so who knows).
    As a result we...
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    Northern Ontario 2020

    Anyone tapping in the North Bay / Mattawa area yet?
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    Holy wow! That's amazing, your operation must be...

    Holy wow! That's amazing, your operation must be something to see running.......glad you're off to a great start.
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    Collected yesterday afternoon while boiling,...

    Collected yesterday afternoon while boiling, we're now right at 200L of sap collected since last Monday when we first tapped.

    Boiled until ~7:30pm (off and on as my focus gets interrupted a bit...
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    Boiling this afternoon, gorgeous weather, could...

    Boiling this afternoon, gorgeous weather, could be cooler but we get what we get.....

    www.fort-wisers.ca/Albums/Sugarin Pics for Forum Use/Sugarin2020.JPG
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    We run a small continuous flow pan and take...

    We run a small continuous flow pan and take nearly 250-300 L (depending on incoming sap brix) to start drawing off. Once you start drawing then the next drawing will be much quicker, obviously.
    And...
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    Right on Big_Eddy! We collected another bit last...

    Right on Big_Eddy!
    We collected another bit last night, we're now at a total of 77 liters of sap.
    Water tested the new gravity tank yesterday, cleaned all the pans and finished up organizing....
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    Got the new tank installed and the evap mods done...

    Got the new tank installed and the evap mods done yesterday.
    The new tank gives us ~220 liters of storage (old tank was about 100).
    On the evap we welded a plate onto the stove body that extends...
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    Got 18 taps in yesterday morning, hoping to do a...

    Got 18 taps in yesterday morning, hoping to do a total of 20 this year just ran out of time to do the last 2!
    What a beautiful morning it was, most were dripping fairly steady by 9:30am.
    Today I...
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    Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a great off...

    Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a great off season....

    The post above are making me think we need to get some taps popped in.
    We dug out the equipment and got it into place over the weekend but...
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    Nice job Paul, Cut and split a couple of face...

    Nice job Paul,
    Cut and split a couple of face cords of wood up at the cabin this weekend past for next year's boiling.
    Hauled some home and stacked this morning, will haul and stack the rest next...
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    Color looks great Someclown!

    Color looks great Someclown!
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    Wow, rough season again eh? Hope it gets better...

    Wow, rough season again eh? Hope it gets better for you as I know last year was tough as well.
    Have these been atypical years or is this the norm for up there?
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    HAHAHAH sorry for the delay Big Eddy. First,...

    HAHAHAH sorry for the delay Big Eddy.

    First, certainly wasn't trying to make you feel old but I apologize for doing so.
    Second, no matter what I bow to your marketing genius, truly love it! We...
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    You're most welcome, glad you came by and happy...

    You're most welcome, glad you came by and happy we had a chance to chat for a bit.
    Realized after you left we never even really showed you our trees?!?!
    Next time.......
    What a gorgeous day today,...
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    Well through Thursday and Friday we decided it...

    Well through Thursday and Friday we decided it was time to finish out what we had and shut it down for the season.
    We boiled most of the day Thursday and then a bit again Friday morning after a...
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    Well put Big Eddy..... A good reminder of the...

    Well put Big Eddy.....
    A good reminder of the essentials for all of us.

    The older I get the more I agree with the statement about making things comfortable......

    Back to the wood, we started...
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    Emptied the buckets yesterday morning with one of...

    Emptied the buckets yesterday morning with one of our daughters and got a good amount but this left the buckets empty for the day.
    Shortly into the morning the wind came up fierce......
    I was away...
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