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  1. #1
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    Default New year!

    We are off to a great start here is south Central KY. Started tapping 1/17/15 with 235taps. Today we finished cooking off 750 gallons for the week.
    We seemed to hit it just right . Good Luck to everyone!

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    Sweet!!

    We had a great start also..and there dripping a bit now :-)
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    How is the flow? Been boiling down a bit here and there..a small run collected last night and today. I think were in for a good run or two this week
    about 200 taps on Sap sak with homemade holders
    2'x5' pan
    boiler arch from homemade setup with blower
    Homemade pallet sugar shack proud of it ;-)

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    We have had outstanding flows all season so far. The sugar % is not like last year but we are still making syrup. I look forward to the weekend with freezing today and warmer temps coming tomorrow there should be a good flow.

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    dje5717, where are you at, I'm in Pierce.
    We started cooking this past weekend and made 6.5 gallons, not a lot but considering I was going to pass this year it's not bad. Seems lke the sugar content is low. The sap was clear but it took a lot to cook down. Right now waiting on the weather to warm back up in a few days. Should have another run then.
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    Well after this nice weather i hope Saturday brings us some sap!! And a good rain to wash the snow away before i collect it.

    maybe this year i will get some of late feb. early March sap..seems like it was to short to be over
    about 200 taps on Sap sak with homemade holders
    2'x5' pan
    boiler arch from homemade setup with blower
    Homemade pallet sugar shack proud of it ;-)

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    Hi Dave, this is the other Dave off of bastin asbury rd. We drove by your place a couple of weeks ago but you were boarded up.. no one around then I heard you were not going to cook this year. Glad you made it into the woods. We have had a really good run this winter pulling over 2000 gallons of sap. I'm looking forward to the thaw so I can at least get out of my driveway. after this deep freeze I expect a couple of great runs before the end of this season.

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    It's good to hear that you are having a good season. Usually means that we are going to have a good season up north. Still a week away from tapping.
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    Well you guys getting sap?

    I gathered about 200 gallons today and they been still dripping since midday ;-)

    Wet snow made it a bit slick out.


    Pulled 30 or so leaky bags from bite marks.. Took the spile out thinking not enough season left to replace
    about 200 taps on Sap sak with homemade holders
    2'x5' pan
    boiler arch from homemade setup with blower
    Homemade pallet sugar shack proud of it ;-)

    Like us on FACEBOOK.com - FlyingNectarFarm

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    Great run at a bit over 400 gallons out if it. I think they will shut down tonight finally.. Flowed for a strong 3 days.. Looks like one more run this weekend
    about 200 taps on Sap sak with homemade holders
    2'x5' pan
    boiler arch from homemade setup with blower
    Homemade pallet sugar shack proud of it ;-)

    Like us on FACEBOOK.com - FlyingNectarFarm

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