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  1. #11
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    I can't believe it either nothing tapped 4 trees yesterday and 5 drops,still can't believe it! Let's keep everyone posted on what's happening at your place.
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    only 42 gals. from 53 taps since monday, going to boil it tomorrow and hope for a better run next week.
    2013 1st year for me. 20 taps, 55 gallon oil drum evap. made 5 gal. of syrup
    2014 275 oil drum evap. new 2x3 pan ,20+ taps. made 7 gal. of syrup
    2015 new 10x16 sugar shack, 53 taps on buckets, 11.5 gal. of syrup

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    Got 15 gal. Out of 24 taps on Monday. Hardly a drop since.

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    Checking in to see how things are gong down there. My Dad and Brother live on Swartzwood lake and its been such a cold winter, don't worry it will come. They both did good last year and both have added on taps for this year. probably 20-30 between the 2 of them. Even up here in NH we are just waiting on sap!!! Reds on Vacuum are running but not on buckets even sugars on bucket aren't doing good yet. Good luck guys I will be checking in from time to time.

    Not sure how it was down there, but we had really cold temps before we got snow so there was pretty deep frost in the ground then the snow just insulated it so I am guess it will need a little more time before it will really run hard!!!
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

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    Yeah but things are normally done 4/1 peepers r out then trees budding will see if it comes later this year,we know the sap is!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Checked the tanks yesterday. Only 130 gals total so far. It's funny how one bucket tree produced 4 gals since Sunday while another 20 feet away only produced a pint. Hoping to have enough on Sunday to atleast sweeten the pans.
    Dave C.
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    We did have frost here before the snow came and insulated the frozen ground, I guess like up North. Funny thing is, different from other years, I haven't even seen sapsuckers out yet poking holes in trees. Armageddon?
    180 gravity mostly reds
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    I've boiled through 160gals this season, my sap and a friends. pans should be sweetend or close to it. Next boil should have some syrup. I did not test my sap, last year it was 1.2 - 1.8. A friend of mine brought me a few gallons today his was 1.7 on all sugar maples. It is what it is just glad to be boiling, hope it comes in a heap!
    180 gravity mostly reds
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    2x6 waterloo small maple pro

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    Boiled 40 gallons yesterday hopefully will have more this week

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    Not much today either?????? Now I really think we're in trouble!!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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