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  1. #21
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    Tapped sunday and sap was flowing. Snowed Monday now all lines frozen no sap

  2. #22
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    Bored sugar makers.

  3. #23
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    Anxiously checking the weather and current temperature for the upcoming and possibly last 4 or 5 day run....

  4. #24
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    This is what we've been waiting for! Collected 50 gallons last evening and the sap is stilll running! This mornings total TBA. ted

  5. #25
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    Collected 80 gallons this morning plus the 20 gallons we had on hand and the 50 gallons from yesterday made for a 150 gallon boil we just finished! We'll collect again after a bite to eat. We plan to finish todays batch on the stove tomorrow, then collect again in the late afternoon. Fun times! Ted

  6. #26
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    Buds are out here.The last boil was Friday night and there was a slight smell and about halfway through the syrup started to change and then the smell was horrible.It was a great season and I will finish up with a little over 50 gallons of syrup.

  7. #27
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    It's amazing to me the difference in Iowa. You guys down south are done and I've barely pulled anything yet. In the past 15 years I bet I average 24th of march for the end of season.

  8. #28
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    Sunday out of 9 trees I got 23 gallons and the sap tested at 4% suger. I'm a first timer and i'm real excited to cook it down and make some syrup:-)

  9. #29
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    Hey Millville! Welcome to Maple Trader! It is pretty exciting! 4% is a great number, enjoy the boil! Tex

  10. #30
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    Great to have you join Millville, Clayton Co represent! I agree with you IowaSap, the difference between southern Iowa and northeast Iowa is significant, we have also pulled off just the start of our season. But, I think it's time and sap is running! Happy boiling everyone.

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