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    Default I'm thinking Friday

    I'm in southern most michigan so I'm probably going to be ahead of a lot of you. I see lots of 40 degree days in the extended forecast now. I believe I'm going to tap on Friday, and Saturday if I'm not done. Anyone else thinking soon?

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    I was thinking Saturday myself. Midland

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    In central NY I'm finally seeing sap weather too. If my biopsy comes back good, I'll be tapping shortly after that's done. If it comes back bad, I may not tap at all this year but I'll try to get a friend to do my lease on shares if he will. That bush is about a mile to mile and a half from him.
    I had been holding off until after the biopsy which was scheduled for tomorrow, they just called and it will be later in the week now.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
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    I am thinking Saturday or Sunday for sure. I'm NW of Grand Rapids a bit.

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    Sunday in Livingston county I’m out of town Thursday till Saturday or I would do it Friday
    Last edited by Greenthumb; 02-12-2018 at 12:56 PM.
    Smoky lake full pint on my leader half pint arch
    75- 100 taps depending on how lazy I am
    Homemade RO sapinator
    4 kids who help (at least for about the first hour of the season)

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    My wife and I were discussing the 10-day forcast yesterday...I am thinking taps will go in this weekend here as well.

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    I plan on tapping this Wednesday here in Almont. We are between Flint and Port Huron just south of I-69.

    Clay Stroup

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    I'm in the upper thumb and I'm going to start tomorrow

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    I'm looking at probably the 24th if the weather looks right. A few days between now and then look favorable, but my trees wake up pretty slow. We typically tap in GR a week early and haul up to the shack that first week. I'm not ready with my arch this week and hope to finish up a few things this weekend.
    Hunting shack in the woods w/o electricity or water
    1st year 65 taps 2010
    134 taps 2011
    150 taps 2012 - 5 gal buckets on drop tubes and sap sacks
    300+ for 2013 with a new preheater
    2016 new Leader Inferno arch with 5' Max flue pan

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    Finishing up tonight and tomorrow on taps in S.W Mich. It was running on the south slope trees.Still 12" of snow
    5th generation
    2 1/2 Buckets
    652 gravity
    2 new flat pans. Back pan now has 16 V's
    Rebuilt the block arch 3x12
    Homemade pre-heater,steamhood,float

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