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  1. #11
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    OMG Al! Congratulations on your achievement! Wishing you a great sugaring season and great health.
    ~ 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
    2019 - 28 taps, 1409.5L sap 40.12L syrup

    Sugar, Norway, Manitoba, Silver and Freeman Maples



  2. #12
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    Hello all

    Looks like some of the regular posters are gearing up for 2018 season.
    I'm thinking it's still a little early as of yet.
    I have been out to the shack a few times on the sled but haven't done a thing for preparation yet.
    The bush looks good a few small limbs have fall but all sap lines are still intact .
    I'm looking to upgrade to a new sap collector. I hope to find a deal on a Polaris ranger or honda pioneer side by side .
    But all in all I'm pretty much ready wood has been stacked shack and equipment just needs a final cleaning and sterilization and I should be ready to go in the near future.

    Till then charge ur drills and get ready for what I feel will be a great season.

    And wow good job on the weight loss Al let me know ur secret !!!
    Last edited by JeffB; 02-07-2018 at 09:02 AM.
    2015 First yr 50 taps, Oiltank arch 2x4 Flat bottom pan, 12 gallons finished
    2016 New 2x4 arch ,Patrick Phenuef 2x4 hybrid pan, 80 taps on mainlines 33 on jugs
    2016 5200 iters of Sap. 31 Gallons finished Great Year!
    2017 105 taps all on gravity and main lines (Feb 20)

    MF135 tractor
    Honda Foreman Atv
    Homemade sap collector wagon with 400 liter tank
    2 Stainless steel 1000 liter storage totes
    Timber King log splitter

  3. #13
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    Temps in my area are doing exactly what I want them to do by NOT warming up like crazy as happened last year. Lots of snow, more today, quite happy to let the temps stay cold til early March. Though historically March can, and often will, pull a fast one on you and freeze up for anywhere from a few days to almost weeks at a time.

    In terms of prep this year...so far I've done nothing more than just look at my equipment. Not much point in doing more than that til the temps start to go the way they need to go. But I do have travel plans at end of April, so must pull spiles before then. Wouldn't mind a short but productive season, as opposed to the completely overlong, hard-frozen, painful misery that defined last year in all senses of the word!

    And btw JeffB...I think you posted to the wrong thread. Central Ontario seems to be starting their tapping season, but so far nobody here in Eastern Ontario has said anything about actually tapping yet.
    Last edited by Galena; 02-07-2018 at 07:20 PM.
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    If he's Havelock, he's in the right zone.

    Nothing more than sanitizing buckets and spiles. Looking toto build an RO for this year as the amount collected is getting to be 20 hour boils on the weekend. Let the cold weather stay i say to keep that good blanket of snow over things until our fluctuations start.

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    This article should be a good read for everyone and will help noobs see what tapping too soon can do to a tree.
    https://onmaplesyrup.wordpress.com/2...018/#more-2793
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

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    The long term forcast looks similar to last year. Above zero in the daytime after family day and below at night. I will be interested to see what the 14 day weather forecast looks like for the end of this week as it should be showing early March temps.

    Wondering if we will have a similar run to last year.


    Chelsea

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    Good read

    Thank you
    New to maple sugaring, located in North Augusta, ON

    2017 - 16 taps plus neighbours sap = 16L of syrup

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    Hi Chelsea, you're not too far from me (I'm near Oxford Mills). Always good to know fellow locals so then we can compare notes on the season. Welcome to the site! :-)
    Been tapping since 2008, but mostly unexceptional til recent years.
    2014 - 18 taps/6 trees, 407l sap, 19l syrup
    2015 - 18 taps/6 trees, 424l sap and 20.75l syrup
    2016 - 18 taps/6 trees..701l sap, 24l syrup
    2017 - 17 taps/6 trees...474l sap, 15.75l syrup
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galena View Post
    Hi Chelsea, you're not too far from me (I'm near Oxford Mills). Always good to know fellow locals so then we can compare notes on the season. Welcome to the site! :-)
    Thank you !
    New to maple sugaring, located in North Augusta, ON

    2017 - 16 taps plus neighbours sap = 16L of syrup

  10. #20
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    So what's the verdict on next week? I've been quite surprised with the warmer weather and thaws we've had this year considering the forecast was for a long, cold and snowy winter.. sure has put a damper on the snowmobiling.

    Starting Sunday the Ottawa area forecast is calling for highs of 1-2 degrees and below zero nights...is that enough to thaw the trees to get sap going or should I just wait and see if we get back to freezing temps into March. My preference is to wait.. primarily because I'm no where near to ready and don't want to rush but I will if that's the right call..

    Thanks!
    Paul.

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