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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Merrill, Wi

    Default Happy New Year!!!

    With 2016 behind us this morning I briefly reflected my earliest memories of sugaring... I remember as a young child we cooked under a lean-to 20 acres back in woods on a English tin flat pan with mud walls built around the pan an open front for firing and roasting marshmallows and hotdogs while smelling the sweet smell of tap boiling in the pan. Over the years we improved on our set up and grandpa built a small sugar house. He is/was a gifted ,metal worker and built an arch from an old boiler paired with a stainless flat pan which we still use to this day.

    This will be our last season cooking back in the woods but the old sugarhouse and warm memories of my childhood still remain. Many changes are to come for 2017 and it feels a bit like the changing of the guard however the tradition lives on!!!

    Please feel free to add your favorite memories of sugaring with family and friends to this thread. I enjoyed reading everyone's posts last year, lets make 2017 our best year ever!!!
    Maple Man 85
    Anthony & Rebecca Renken
    2017=200 taps
    2018=4000 taps
    30x45 Sugar House
    4x16 Leader Vortex

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Central Wisconsin



    My very post I figured should be on Family as that's the most important thing. This is my Grandson Kholten helping me out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Caledon, Ontario


    Welcome Trapper2. Your little helper is adorable.
    ~ Karen ~

    2012 - 10 taps, 1 turkey fryer - 169.5L sap 4.2 L syrup
    2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 L sap 17.56 L syrup

    2014 - 22 taps, 509 L sap 12.5 L syrup
    2015 - 28 taps, 1093.75 L sap 25.1 L syrup
    2016 - 25 taps, 1223.5 L sap 28.25 L syrup
    2017 - 21 taps, 518.5 L sap 12.7 L syrup
    2018 - 28 taps, 2 turkey fryers & Denali 3 burner propane stove - 798L sap 16.9 L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples

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