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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeTapper2 View Post
    That's great dogpatch. Our trees have been running higher suger as well. Silvers 2-2.2% and sugars 2-3% . That just means more golden delicious for all!
    NICE! The highest I have seen this year is 2... and I am glad to have that!

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    Been slow for a few days but forecast looking better. Frost has gone out of my woods which has made it easier to get around. Up to about 1000gal. sap so far. Looking for a good week ahead.

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    Finished up today. All in all a very good season. A little over 2900gal from 82 taps.

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    Well I found out today I get to tap the maples along a creek next to one of my other locations. 50 + maples is my guess, Although I have not walked it yet. I will do that tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
    Finished up today. All in all a very good season. A little over 2900gal from 82 taps.
    35 Gallons per tap????
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to be syrup. Sorry I should have clarified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to be syrup. Sorry I should have clarified.
    roFL! people would make pilgrimage walks through your grove looking in reverence at the mothers of maple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
    That is sap gallons. Wow ,wouldn't I love that to be syrup. Sorry I should have clarified.
    Even as Sap gallons I thought that was very very high. Close to a gallon of Syrup per tap depending on your sap %. Iíve never even came close to that. Iím usually closer to a quart per tap.
    Congrats on your bush.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    Pulled my taps yesterday learned a lot for my first year like sap goes bad and what budding syrup tastes like. Also I was little late getting started didn't start till March when I came across an Maple tree syrup supplies end cap at Farm&Fleet. Bring on 2019 ill be all set to go, I hope!

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    FarmerBob there is still time to run before this addiction gets a hold of you. If not you will be in the same boat as the rest of us.Welcome.

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