You're doing it right!
2015 - Small operation. 25 buckets. One excited 5 year old and one 35 year old that feels 5 again.
2016 - One year older. New Homemade 2x4 Arch, Smoky Lake Pan and looking at 52 maples, 17 box elders and 2 walnut trees.
2017 - Shurflo 4008 hooked to 42 stingy silver maples and a few norways. A couple buckets on sugars and norways. 10 box elders.
Holding the drill at the right angle, good to start them right.
Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 800 in 2017
2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
added a gooseneck equipment trailer to haul more sap
3x8 raised flue evaporator
250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered