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    Stop by and check the place out anytime. I will be there for the first boil tommorrow.Its been a chore getting the place set up with such little time but It will be almost at 1/2 capacity

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    Tapped on Sat.-Sun. boiled Tues. Wed. good sugar content,just may be a good season.
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    Started tapping Sunday, I haven't counted my taps yet but I've collected about 100 gals of sap going to boil on sat. I built a new shack and I've got so much more to do. Looks like a good run I hope I can keep up.

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    Getting a suprise run today. We will boil tonight and it looks like a good weekend. Maybe hit 100 gallons by sunday night. Sugar has been good 2.2, kids sugar has been great 3.1. I'm jealous.
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    Didn't make to 100 this weekend ,sitting at 80 after boiling tonight. We got everything cleaned up and boiled tonight. We will now wait for the next freeze.
    12x 20 sugarhouse
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    Couldn't make syrup without family and friends
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  6. #16
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    Tapped late last year as I was just putting the roof on the new sugar house in Feb. Had nothing ready for wood, was a hard season made about 10 gals. This year I'm putting up some lines and looking for new trees to tap. In the past I've increased yield by putting up lines. Still behind on getting ready but plugging away. Haven't smelled the maple yet but soon !

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    yeah im still plugging away, getting everything ready, tubing with vacuum is the way to go in my opinion, even on a small number of taps it makes a world of difference in production, don`t get me wrong I still put out buckets in the areas where tubing won`t work ( small hotspots) to bring up the numbers but I have mostly everything setup so I can do everything easily enough myself, without rushing. even on days it runs nonstop. hope we all have a good season, just have to keep watching the weather
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    Its colder than normal, I hope when it warms up the temps don't climb too fast ! Hope for a nice slow warm up with some snow on the ground !

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    yeah the weather is playing games so far, we see alittle warmer temps for a day or 2 , then its too cold again. but some snow, along with a slow warmup would be great.
    2x6 leader WSE with AUF, hood,preheater
    waterguy RO
    leader 16 gal custom water jacketed canner
    10 in short stack wes fab filter press
    540 taps on tubing with vac & always adding
    2- benders running 25" hg from GAST vac pumps
    few stainless bulk tanks
    1978 chevy 1 ton 4x4 dually
    IH T340 dozer with 6-way blade

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    Going to get warmer this weekend, I have to put up 1500ft of hose . The weekend after I'll start tapping. I hope the weather is agreeable to my plans !

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