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  1. #31
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    Franey Corner, Nova Scotia canada
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    yes, these last 4 noreasters have been a real pain. I have 2.5 feet of snow at my camp now.
    2017 - 24 taps 450l of sap - 12.5l of Syrup
    2016 - 22 taps 950l of sap - 22l of Syrup
    2015 - 15 taps 275l of sap - 7.1 L of Syrup

  2. #32
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    I had a really good run on Saturday even though the temperature hovered around 1 degree all day. Should be good today and tomorrow, fingers crossed.
    2'x4' Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan
    Copper parallel flow preheater & hood
    9'x12' Sugar Shack
    130 taps
    Two chocolate labs to help collect sap
    Brookfield, Nova Scotia

  3. #33
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    The sap has been running pretty good here for about a week. Starting to get a little cloudy now and buds coming on the trees. Tap pulling time I expect. Of well another fun year and lots of syrup made.
    My Operation may not be big, but it's small.

  4. #34
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    I pulled my taps on Saturday the 14th. It was a very strange year. much like last year.
    2017 - 24 taps 450l of sap - 12.5l of Syrup
    2016 - 22 taps 950l of sap - 22l of Syrup
    2015 - 15 taps 275l of sap - 7.1 L of Syrup

  5. #35
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    How's she goin'? I had some pretty good runs this year although later than I thought. I pulled my taps yesterday and had a lot of sap hanging on the trees. Since the trees are budding I poured out the sap, said a prayer of thanks to the trees and left the sugar bush until next fall. A good year for me. Made more syrup than I have even made in 17 years.
    My Operation may not be big, but it's small.

  6. #36
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    I packed it in on April 2nd. Had so much sap I was tapped out and the wood was getting low. The trees kept producing well for another 10 days but I determined not to let them draw me back in. Pulled the taps last weekend. Very long, up and down season. But it ended up being my best year since I began 8 years ago.
    2'x4' Smoky Lake Hybrid Pan
    Copper parallel flow preheater & hood
    9'x12' Sugar Shack
    130 taps
    Two chocolate labs to help collect sap
    Brookfield, Nova Scotia

  7. #37
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    I called it a year on April 4th, I burnt all the wood I had at the Sugarshack and most of what I had at home for my garage. Great year, 30% more syrup than last year. Did anyone else find the Niter really bad late in the season?

  8. #38
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    Don't think the niter has been any worse for me but sure was a lot of sugar sand in the filter today way more than usual not sure if its because its so late in the season or what?

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