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    Default tapping time???

    Looking at forecasts, shows nothing above 32deg. clear out to 2-18, guess i have awhile
    to wait

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    While they are interesting, long term forecasts (beyond 5 days) are basically useless. However, that won't stop weather companies from giving them to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecolbeck View Post
    While they are interesting, long term forecasts (beyond 5 days) are basically useless. However, that won't stop weather companies from giving them to us.
    Yup, that's pretty much the case....

    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc/Weather.pdf
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    Heck I wouldn't bet on anything past 3 days
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    Oh, i know, heck they'll probably change it again before todays over

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    unless it stays cold well past your normal maple season I tend to think it can result in a better season. But if it goes well past normal you will likely have a shorter season. We'll all know how it went, after the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    unless it stays cold well past your normal maple season I tend to think it can result in a better season. But if it goes well past normal you will likely have a shorter season. We'll all know how it went, after the season.
    One of the common questions we get (especially from reporters) this time of year is "How is the season going to be?"

    Our answer is...."Ask us again when it's over."
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    Looks like I'll be repairing lines and tapping Saturday and Sunday. With my property an hour and a half away, I try to just go down on weekends, but if we are in the low 50's through the week with lows in the 40's I may have to go down daily to every other day. From too cold to too warm...figures!
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    2019 - sticking with 150 taps or maybe less, focusing on good vacuum and less waste to increase yield. Doubling up my r/o, and made a vacuum filter that looks promising.

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    tapped my vac. line today, very hard to get to runs along steep river bank, think may have run coming up end of week, but had help today, so got that much done. was cold and nothing was dripping when tapped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Franklin View Post
    Looks like I'll be repairing lines and tapping Saturday and Sunday. With my property an hour and a half away, I try to just go down on weekends, but if we are in the low 50's through the week with lows in the 40's I may have to go down daily to every other day. From too cold to too warm...figures!
    Andrew, I have heard you speak of your steep slope on your property. We have had a ton of rain down here and the ground is saturated and very slippery. Be careful.

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