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    Will see if the sap is still good that's runnin now,collected 70gal Sunday after all these 16hr shifts putting the lights back on for the people,I'm on the 11pm to to 3:30 pm shift thru the night since Thursday with another storm coming Wednesday,but at least I get home in the daylight to collect,3/16 is running good,couple bucket had some but the forcast looks good!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    Will see if the sap is still good that's runnin now,collected 70gal Sunday after all these 16hr shifts putting the lights back on for the people,I'm on the 11pm to to 3:30 pm shift thru the night since Thursday with another storm coming Wednesday,but at least I get home in the daylight to collect,3/16 is running good,couple bucket had some but the forcast looks good!
    Glad my evap isn't electric, lol. SaP is running a bit today and yesterday. Lots of lines down in Blairstown, Hardwick. Maybe boil later today. Be safe at work.
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    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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    You're one busy man 5050. Stay safe and I hope the sap gods are generous and repay your tireless work helping those without power.
    ~ 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



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    Yea 5050 keep your wits about you and keep your men and yourself SAFE... Get ready for round Two. Winter Storm Quinn. (Don't you hate it when the weather channel names winter storms.) Karen the worst winter storm I ever worked was an ice storm was kind of up your way. Jan 7th 1998 ( probably before you were born) we got sent to Alexandrea Bay area. Across from Kingston, Ontario. We were up there 30 days and the warmest it got was 11f most days 0 f or below. Now with this last storm down here I see Hydro Quebec trucks down here helping us in the Hudson Valley NY. That was a 42 year Very Fun Ride! After next year you will miss it 5050!

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    was going to tap today but its blowing snow for the next 24 hrs. have 4" on the ground and more to come Ill pass for today and clean up the shack.

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    Eating lunch now we're close to being done here guys went to JCPL to help them in north jersey but we're around the clock here,this was a bad storm like you say the next ones here tonight foot of snow or more,no time to boil but at least I'm only sitting on 70gal until I collect again 21* here this am now 47* so I'm sure it's runnin and it will stay cold after do it may last the 70gal is packed in snow.
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    [QUOTE=georgelineman;348306] Karen the worst winter storm I ever worked was an ice storm was kind of up your way. Jan 7th 1998 ( probably before you were born) we got sent to Alexandrea Bay area. Across from Kingston, Ontario. We were up there 30 days and the warmest it got was 11f most days 0 f or below. Now with this last storm down here I see Hydro Quebec trucks down here helping us in the Hudson Valley NY.QUOTE]

    George, I was definitely born before '98 and thanks for that morning smile. You've made my Christmas card list. The storm in '98 didn't hit my part of Ontario but it changed the landscape in the Ottawa area permanently.

    The last two major Winter storms we've had at my home, which occured over Christmas 2013 and Easter 2016, had a disastrous impact on my trees. Still recovering from the damage three years prior, the 2016 storm pulled my trees right out of the ground - with their sap buckets attached. I posted these pictures at the time:
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    We were so grateful to see crews from far and wide helping us regain power to our homes.

    My sister lives near Yorktown NY. She's still without power from the first storm. Stay safe everyone. Hope this second storm passes quickly and without incident.
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    ~ 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



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    We just about finished from the first storm most people back in lights now I think more out with this storm then the first foot plus 28" in north jersey,still working 16hr shifts no time to see if there's any sap production now that winters back,we received 12" heavy snow,people bashing power company PEOPLE THE MONEY YOU SPEND FOR YOUR CELL PHONE IN A YEAR YOU WOULD HAVE A NICE GENERATOR SHUT THE HELL UP ,! Provide for yourself we didn't knock the trees down,it wasn't built in a day or a week so how do you think were going yo put it back up with trees down snow everywhere and working in the dark! I'm sure 99% on here are understand its nature out of control,it's like running tubing tree to tree in the dark in a foot plus snow,and ITS DANGEROUS JOB MOST PEOPLE AT WORK IF THEY MAKE A MISTAKE THE TURN THE PENCIL OVER N ERASE IT NOT AS A LINEMAN YOUR DEAD !!!! So off yo work got home at 11pm back a 7 after I plowed shoved my farm so 5hrs rest my 11th day in a tow of 16hrs be safe everyone!!
    2018 home built 4x40 RO 2017 1000 sap 15gal syrup 4 runs of 3/16 natural vac 1 of 5/16 2016 775gal of sap made 12gal syrup 2015 18.5 gal about 55 taps. Have the best wife! cub cadet volunteer 4x4 sap hauler

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5050racing View Post
    We just about finished from the first storm most people back in lights now I think more out with this storm then the first foot plus 28" in north jersey,still working 16hr shifts no time to see if there's any sap production now that winters back,we received 12" heavy snow,people bashing power company PEOPLE THE MONEY YOU SPEND FOR YOUR CELL PHONE IN A YEAR YOU WOULD HAVE A NICE GENERATOR SHUT THE HELL UP ,! Provide for yourself we didn't knock the trees down,it wasn't built in a day or a week so how do you think were going yo put it back up with trees down snow everywhere and working in the dark! I'm sure 99% on here are understand its nature out of control,it's like running tubing tree to tree in the dark in a foot plus snow,and ITS DANGEROUS JOB MOST PEOPLE AT WORK IF THEY MAKE A MISTAKE THE TURN THE PENCIL OVER N ERASE IT NOT AS A LINEMAN YOUR DEAD !!!! So off yo work got home at 11pm back a 7 after I plowed shoved my farm so 5hrs rest my 11th day in a tow of 16hrs be safe everyone!!
    Then come up to Hardwick and set a few poles and fix the lines for us. LOL . In all seriousness , be safe out there. I did collect 120 gallons on Wednesday before storm , 1.8 % sugar which is my highest yet. If you haven't checked you probably have sap out there, so try to get it collected before you get your daily maybe 4 hours of sleep if you're lucky, and snow pack it will hold for about a week . Once again be safe out there.
    _____________________________________________
    2017...crazy weather. 18 gallons
    2016...didn't tap , didn't miss much, Sugarhouse project 75% done .
    2015 22 gallons , sugarhouse started
    2014 ...Best year yet 25 gallons of sweet stuff
    2013 . 2 x 5 evap , still shanty , 178 taps on tubing and 5 gal buckets.
    2012.2 x 5 LS Bilodeau evaporator w/ drop flues...75 taps on tubing , 50 on buckets , still a shanty
    2010. 30 taps on buckets , concrete block and 4 stainless pans

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