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    Default 2nd Snowfall This Fall

    Few weeks ago we had about 4" and today another 3" hope this is not a sign of what's to come

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    Chesterfield is pretty high elevation in the foothills, right? Looks like more precip coming between now and Thanksgiving, too.

    I've heard that a warm dry summer and then a wet winter means lots of high-sugar sap. We'll see...

    Cheers,

    GO
    2016: First year. Homemade evaporator out of little woodburning stove with steam tray pans. 6 taps on buckets. 1.1 galls syrup
    2017: Same little homemade evaporator, but souped up. Still 2 steam tray pans. 15 taps on buckets. 4.5 galls syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berkshires View Post
    I've heard that a warm dry summer and then a wet winter means lots of high-sugar sap. We'll see...
    High precip and snow in October and November are positively correlated with high sap yields in the spring. "Goldilocks" winters (not too hot, not too cold) with decent snow are associated with high sugar content sap.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    High precip and snow in October and November are positively correlated with high sap yields in the spring. "Goldilocks" winters (not too hot, not too cold) with decent snow are associated with high sugar content sap.
    High sap yields and low sugar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berkshires View Post
    Chesterfield is pretty high elevation in the foothills, right? Looks like more precip coming between now and Thanksgiving, too.

    I've heard that a warm dry summer and then a wet winter means lots of high-sugar sap. We'll see...

    Cheers,

    GO
    we are quite high and built on rock lol this is New England we will survive just fine lol

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