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  1. #51
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    What are the chances of the taps drying up with cold coming in?

  2. #52
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    it will not affect them at all. They will not run, but they will not start to heal. A cold spell is like keeping the trees in a fridge. It is the warm spells that do the damage to the holes.
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    we are going to start tapping, tomorrow.The snow has settled and firmed up over the weekend. Mabe wont need snowshoes.Went to Bascoms today. They made 1000gals.sunday
    Paul & Serena
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    Collected over 2000 gal of sap over the weekend in colrain. Sap was down around 1.6 % or so. hope it gets up alittle in a few weeks when it starts up again. sap was flowing better than expected on Sunday.

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    Spent last two days and got everything tapped,but it's not running very good yet.
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    Tapped on 2/16 to try to catch the early run. 68 taps. Got one boil done before it locked up tighter than a gnat's *sshole. Sap just started to run again but taps not consistently putting out yet.

    However one benefit of the cold weather is the poor man's RO - freezing sap. I have about 35 gallons of 4 percent sap ready to boil, just need tomorrow's run to give me enough to work with.

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    Just had two good sized whitetail run through my property while boiling here in Gill!

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    Hey folks the Gill Agricultural commission is hosting a Maple Night. We will be showing the Movie Sweet Traditions, serving maple syrup and ice cream. Free of charge donations are welcome. Please come check it out and support the Town of Gill.

    Wednesday February 4th Gill, MA Town Hall 7 PM

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    Tapping in Colrain tomorrow. I think this season will last well into mid April . I thought at the end of last season I might not ever get sap that far into April again. I think I thought wrong. Fun here I come.

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    I'm trying to guess what week to take Vacation in 2015. Any predictions on the sap run ??

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