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    Default Lack of winter?

    I know it's early but the "lack of winter" makes me wonder what kind of maple season we'll have.

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    I have wondered the same thing, but i do see some cold weather in the next couple of weeks will this help the syugar %? Or will it be to little to late. I plan to start tapping on january 10 hope to be done buy the 12 th good luck!!!

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    I would love to see a good freeze them snow on top of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by adk1 View Post
    I would love to see a good freeze them snow on top of that
    Me too, but not too deep to work easily in.
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    We had the coldest winter I have ever seen in my lifetime last winter and one of the worst for sugar content. I have learned a long time ago that the only thing that matters is the weather you get during syrup season.
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    could be I guess, but this weather sure does suck for ice fishing!
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    No matter what, we'll all make syrup and have fun doing it. I'm looking forward to using my new sap hauler. New Holland T1510IMG_20141127_111056_081.jpg

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    These pics were on Thanksgiving day. I was killing time while dinner was cookingIMG_20141127_111030_145.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by flhr10 View Post
    I know it's early but the "lack of winter" makes me wonder what kind of maple season we'll have.
    We're not even to January yet! Winter will get here, then everyone will wonder when it will get warm so the sap can run.
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    [ QUOTE=DrTimPerkins;262966]We're not even to January yet! Winter will get here, then everyone will wonder when it will get warm so the sap can run.[/QUOTE]sorry doc we have worked hard all summer and fall i just can't help my self i need a SUGAR FIX!!!

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