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    busy, busy, busy...Looks like you have the bug. ...

    busy, busy, busy...Looks like you have the bug. lol
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    Hey flhr10, Say hello to Chris and Carol for me....

    Hey flhr10, Say hello to Chris and Carol for me. Good to hear about your season so far. I spent a week with Chris and Dale before I started tapping trees. Great people.
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    I love it. I actually am able to do draws of...

    I love it. I actually am able to do draws of about a quart or more at a time after the pans are sweetened. I've seen where other half pint users batch boil, but when doing draw offs, I'm able to have...
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    Slow Runs This Year

    So after an especially slow start to the season this year, I ended up putting out 10 more taps yesterday evening. That makes 40 trees so far, lol. My hobby just keeps growing. Gotta love it. :lol:
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    Let the sap flow begin. :lol:

    Let the sap flow begin. :lol:
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    10794 The wife and I got our trees tapped...

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    The wife and I got our trees tapped Saturday afternoon. Now let the flow start. It appears that it will start warming up a little this week. Finally.
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    Todd, I'm going to the TCBA annual Spring...

    Todd,
    I'm going to the TCBA annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop in Wooster. It's March 6 -7th. I'll be attending on the 7th. They've been having this workshop for 37 years. Very informative and fun....
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    I intend to tap Saturday February 28th. I think...

    I intend to tap Saturday February 28th. I think and hope that it's going to start to warm up a bit. Also I'm going to a Honey Bee Conference the following weekend so I won't be able to tap then. So...
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    Gonna Be A Late Season

    Looking like its going to be a late season here in Perrysville, Ohio. Just checked out the 10 day forecast and it's calling for below freezing temps. :cry:
    Shaping up to be a repeat of last year.
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    Pulled my taps Wednesday the 2nd of April. Ended...

    Pulled my taps Wednesday the 2nd of April. Ended the season with 7 gallons of Syrup. I didn't think that was too bad of a season using my 1/2 pint and 30 taps. Wife and I had a lot of fun. Can't...
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    Looking Good :D And the addiction begins....

    Looking Good :D And the addiction begins. Welcome.
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    Boiling on New Leader Half Pint Video

    This is my New Leader Half Pint. Made about 4 boils so far this season and loving it. I used to use a 30 gallon copper kettle. Just wanted to share this with everyone. :) If anyone sees any mistakes,...
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    Wife and I collected about 90 gallons last night....

    Wife and I collected about 90 gallons last night. Going to boil Sunday. Can't wait. If I didn't have to work today we'd boil today. :)
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    Tapped here also just outside Perrysville. 30...

    Tapped here also just outside Perrysville. 30 taps and have made about 3 gallons of syrup so far. Been a slow start but starting to pick up. Have had 3 boils here.:)
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    Maple in Copper Kettle

    Hello Everyone. This is my first year making maple syrup. Don't have an evaporator yet, so I have been using a 30 gallon copper kettle. I have made 4 boils averaging about 20 gallons sap each. Today...
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