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    Default Western New York

    Just looked at the 10 forecast, for the millionth time, and no tapping weather in it. I just picked up wood for shack and hope it is at least 2 weeks until the weather gets the sap flowing. Heck the way this is going it could march 1 when we good weather for sap runs!! Still trying to find bigger evap for this year also
    2008 700 ranger xp sap hauler/45 hp 4x4 tractor/028 super stihl
    2x4 mason hobby/blower/new for 2014 smoky lake hybrid pan
    2014 300ish buckets and still need bigger evaporator/14 x 20 square log shack
    2015 2x6 drop flue phaneuf approx. 325 buckets, 1 year older, not sure about the smarter part ?
    gets expensive in a hurry!!

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    Yelp,no sense in hurrying,tree's need to thaw out.

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    Yup that's for sure, march 1 is looking good, but I will be tapped the weekend prior no matter what
    FIRST GENERATION SUGARMAKER
    First boil 2/22/2012! Went Pefect!
    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
    20'x30' Sugarhouse

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    another 2-3 weeks before thaw and tap probably.
    Bill Donovan Loving life in Boston New York
    2016 block arch in progress eyeing up several trees. trying to figure best configuration for chimney. .
    2014: 20-25 taps block arch. 3- 6 inch deep steam table pans . 17 quarts of syrup from from reds, silvers and sugars.
    2011: 9 trees tapped block arch 2 steam table pans 1 side burner on the propane grill..1.5 gallons of syrup
    1 understanding and supportive wife
    1 daughter that loves all things maple

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    We are going to start tapping tomorrow.extended forecast looks good mid 40's by the middle of next week.

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    Like my buddy told me the other day..."the only thing your missing out on not tapping is the first run"! haha
    FIRST GENERATION SUGARMAKER
    First boil 2/22/2012! Went Pefect!
    3,500' of laterals
    1,000' of mainline
    2012 - 105 taps on gravity, 12 sap sacks.
    2013 - 175 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks = 200 taps for 2013! Second year.
    2014 - 250 taps on gravity, 25 on sacks
    Tapped on February 16, 2014
    2015 - adding vac sap puller no more gravity for me!
    275 gallon holding tank for 2014
    20'x30' Sugarhouse

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    I would tap this weekend but I would have to walk through thigh deep snow to get to the trees. Does snow depth in the sugarbush have an effect on the run?
    Last edited by Maplemonkey; 02-14-2014 at 09:17 AM.

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    Started today. About a foot of snow on the ground so it was a fight to get up the hill but I have a trail to the top now. Tap a couple dozen more tomorrow God willing.

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    it help by keeping the root system cooler and once snow starts to melt,lots and lots on moisture for the roots to absorb.Snow shoes are the mode of gett'in around,although a wee bit slower,better than moggin through deep snow,at me sugarbush it's to my knee's

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    Seems the forecasts have been changing. Planed on tapping the tubing on Wednesday and hanging buckets friday and saturday. now their calling for high thirty's for latter in the week. I still have lots to do to be ready to boil so maybe i'll start next weekend. We have near Knee deep snow and still very cold today. Still have to put rig back together,finish RO rebuild,wash 2 tanks, set tank for permeate,maybe build a closet for RO to keep the noise down in the shanty. Almost sounds like I didn't think spring was coming this year, happens every year. Was just to cold to do all the work after work this winter. Best of luck this season.
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