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    Default Who's still tapping?

    My trees still don't have buds yet. Everything is froze solid, but I still seem to be producing sap. The weather looks good for the next week!

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    I'm still tapped. Hoping to get some more sap after this cold snap. Looks like the next run should start on friday. The reds have all popped but I only have sugars. The sugar's buds are still small and tight, even on my field edge trees. Sap from the last boil on the 9th was still good but it did seem to be low in sugar. Hopefully this week long cold snap will sweeten up the trees. After tomorrows storm I'll have to see what I need to do to acces the property. Just plow the road or have my buddy bring up his tractor mounted snow blower.
    Dave C.
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    We still have taps out. Looking really good for 5 days starting Thurs. Talking it over about adding some more taps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydafinn View Post
    My trees still don't have buds yet. Everything is froze solid, but I still seem to be producing sap. The weather looks good for the next week!
    Got an email this morning from a supplier in New Jersey, forecasting 18"-24" of snow for tomorrow.
    Hope you didn't put your snowshoes away yet.....

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    You should get sap running then maybe tomorrow with forecast of 37 high temp. I was thinking of retapping the sugars to get another run or 2.
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    2017...hopeful
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    Was in Florida for a week did anybody start back up with any good sap,I still have not removed lines n taps was the sap any good from the sugars?
    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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    Seems to be running good today! As for the quality of the sap we'll know tomorrow.

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    Take a small pot n boil it if it smells funny bad you will know.
    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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    Micky how did the sap turn out this last tun?
    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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    Turned out just fine boiled 20 yesterday and finished last night. I should be finishing another 20 today. I got about half of the second batch done last night and Ran out of time. No idea where that message I just posted came from!

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