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    That's a great collection of data Dave!!!! I have...

    That's a great collection of data Dave!!!! I have not tapped yet. Changed a few things around in the woods. I'll tap my 3/16" lines tomorrow night after work. May not tap along Page Brook for a few...
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    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Di you guys have...

    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Di you guys have to do the custom logo work yourself or was it done by the printer?
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    Sugar Shack T shirts

    Wondering if any of you have had custom T shirts printed for your sugar shack/sugaring operation?

    Looking to have some made as gifts for the crew/kids/families for Xmas

    Any recommendations are...
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    Lots of new growth on my trees with the month of...

    Lots of new growth on my trees with the month of rain we have had. They looked great until this month. With the lack of sunshine I seemed to have contracted some sort of blight. The leaves are slowly...
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    Thanks folks!!!! I will test the soil for sure,...

    Thanks folks!!!! I will test the soil for sure, and continue to be patient.
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    My apple trees look the best they ever have. I...

    My apple trees look the best they ever have. I have plenty of new growth, they are 12" taller and nice green leaves. Only problem is that they did not blossom this year. I fertilized, sprayed for...
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    93 Taps (including 18 buckets) (12 taps on 3/16” tubing, balance on 5/16” gravity)
    Collected a total of 483 gallons of sap
    Produced 9 ½ gallon of syrup (dark amber early, and light amber late)...
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    I had 2% plus for two weeks. It dropped to 1 1/2%...

    I had 2% plus for two weeks. It dropped to 1 1/2% end of last week. We should hit our 10 gallon goal this year or darn close to it. We collected a total of 493 gallons of sap for the season. My 3/16"...
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    Last finishing run tonight. Pulled the buckets...

    Last finishing run tonight. Pulled the buckets yesterday afternoon. Trees shut down. Even the 3/16" run isn't doing squat. Time to clean up the gear and tally up our yield, and get ready for turkey...
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    Last big boil for me today buckets stopped buds...

    Last big boil for me today buckets stopped buds are showing had a great season! Even the tubing has slowed down the last couple days! Had a blast this season for sure
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    Finished 2 1/2 gallons last night of delicious...

    Finished 2 1/2 gallons last night of delicious rich amber syrup........what I collected yesterday was all 2%
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    One of the best runs we have had all year this...

    One of the best runs we have had all year this past week! My 3/16" run was insane and in just two days has given up over 30 gallons of sap for the small 12 tree run

    Big boil today!
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    Lots snow in the woods trees didn't do much this...

    Lots snow in the woods trees didn't do much this week but I grabbed 30 gallons or so
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    We really got hit hard up our way. Thought that...

    We really got hit hard up our way. Thought that it would shut us down for awhile.....WRONG!! Stopped this morning and our totes which are burried were 3/4 full.......buckets hardly...
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    Strange yesterday. Went home to find the buckets...

    Strange yesterday. Went home to find the buckets overflowing which were emptied Sunday late afternoon. We had 2.25% on the buckets and the 5/16" gravity and 3/16" run did nothing all day.........
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    Had a hard run during that warm up 2 weeks ago...

    Had a hard run during that warm up 2 weeks ago boiled off what we had. After the last storm things slowed down quite a bit. Collected and boiled off 55 or so gallons yesterday of 2% Have 2 gallons of...
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    Boiled down 42 gallons last night All my totes...

    Boiled down 42 gallons last night All my totes are bone dry This storm and the blast of cold seemed to slow things down Heard this morning that March is expected to be below average with the temps.
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    Collected and boiled 130 gallons over the wekend...

    Collected and boiled 130 gallons over the wekend Bottled 1 1/2 gallons today and made a batch of candy almonds and pecans
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    South Shore Sugar Makers

    Anyone still collecting? My buddy is along the shore line and says his trees are budding already and his sap has stopped flowing
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    I clean all my equipment with a cleaning vinegar...

    I clean all my equipment with a cleaning vinegar and a good nylon grout brush at the beginning and end of the season and flush good with water. Helps remove a lot of the scum.

    I don not use it in...
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    Collected 47 gallons of sap last night sugar was...

    Collected 47 gallons of sap last night sugar was 2.25%

    Running hard today should be a great boil this weekend. Hope I get my murphy cup by then
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    Boiled down 70 plus gallons and finished off 1/2...

    Boiled down 70 plus gallons and finished off 1/2 gallon of syrup. Sap was 2% on Sat........checked the totes this morning and already had 40 gallons of sap. This is going to be a busy week with the...
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    gorgeous! I love WI spent time there for work...

    gorgeous! I love WI spent time there for work Green Bay area, Sheboygan and Manitowoc just love the state! Our hunting lab came from Black Creek WI

    Nice shack!!
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    Where are you guys installing your gauge? above...

    Where are you guys installing your gauge? above the last tap?
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    How is the new evaporator working Dave?

    How is the new evaporator working Dave?
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