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    I put out 12 fresh taps on new trees over the weekend, and they just started to run. Things look pretty good here in the North East corner of the state, for the next few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord View Post
    I put out 12 fresh taps on new trees over the weekend, and they just started to run. Things look pretty good here in the North East corner of the state, for the next few weeks.
    21° for me this morning off a high of 41° yesterday. It's 44° today. The rest of the week is cooler (storm tomorrow & Thursday) so I think you're right.

    I wish I had my sap cam up and running to see how it's running today...
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    Any recovery in Lyme?

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    I noticed the buds on some of my reds starting to swell. I haven't gotten much at all the last few days. Since the warmup it has been very slow. Will the cold wake them back up?

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    Things are running slower up my way but the sap is definitely responding to the cold nights and warm days. For example, instead of 400 gallons every 3-4 days off 150 taps I'm getting about 300 gallons every 7 days. The next 7 days looks like the weather trend continues so hopefully you guys get better flows as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr73087 View Post
    I noticed the buds on some of my reds starting to swell. I haven't gotten much at all the last few days. Since the warmup it has been very slow. Will the cold wake them back up?
    I wouldn't count on it, once those holes start sealing off [warm weather really accelerated this] they've pretty much had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkunkWorks View Post
    Any recovery in Lyme?
    Sap just started flowing yesterday after about a 10 day hiatus due to warm temps.

    Buds are swollen but still tight. I checked my buckets this morning and they are about 1/2 full and sap is following well.

    Weather looks favorable over the next 3-4 days, so hope we get a nice run out of it.

    Mark
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    In Ridgefield. my trees took a long break after that big warm spell, but they perked up and are producing well again.
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    Well my 100 line taps are flowing like mad, pulled the 40 pails those holes shut down for good. The week with this snow storm looks promising... Anyone else seeing a improvement in flow?
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    I have 88 on 3/16" lines and they are running strong my 12 on traditional taps and bags have also picked up. I didn't tap out until President's Day weekend though.
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