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  1. #41
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    Gary, Actually I am taking a year off from making maple syrup! I Know I know, how can you do that.
    This year while getting everything cleaned up and put into place I just was not feeling the fun in it. SO instead of pushing thru the season and maybe feel even worse about this hobby made the choice to not tap this year and take a break and hope that next year I feel better about it.

    I hear you about the help, I actually prefer to do things on my own, I can suffer from OCD at times and when making maple syrup that is one of those times.
    I do not have a problem getting mad at myself if I do something wrong but if someone who is helping does something wrong, I just do not want to deal with that.
    1st Generation Hobby Maple Producer, you got to start somewhere.
    222 Taps, all on Vacuum! No more buckets.
    Lapierre 2'x5' raised flue w/Hood and Preheater
    Surge SP11, Lapierre Hobby Releaser
    Modified 5" Filter Press made by Daryl with a Gear Pump
    Homemade 2 membrane RO
    Kabota RTV Sap Hauler

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    Last week started out frenetic. I was tapping every second of light. This week is starting out slow with everything frozen solid. But the forecast promises a nice run on Thursday and Friday.
    680 taps on gravity
    red and sugar maples
    2 Homemade ROs
    Stovetop evaporator
    Filter press by Daryl
    Star San Tube Pump
    Loves tapping in snow

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    Dennis,
    I hear you! Sometimes I feel like exiting the maple syrup production. But the Grandson is coming to help today and the suprs me on. We will be tapping the rest of the trees today. Approx 400 taps. I ahve made a decision to not go crazy and get a bunch more taps! around 600 and I can handle it all myself most days.
    Your welcome to come and visit!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Gary,

    Where are you from? would
    love to see your setup.

  5. #45
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    Folks,
    Ok its official! We are fully tapped. Many thanks to Grandson Mike helping and learning how to tap!




    Here is a sap sicle I found when tapping yesterday!


    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Anyone in Armstrong County?

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    Pumps on and I hope something comes in tonight. Weather has been poor.

    Dennis, I know how you feel. I don't have the fire burning in me either. My wife and I sure love having syrup everyday. Fortunately my operation is all right by the house. I don't get down your way anymore. If your ever up this way your always welcome to stop.

    Moeferg, I'm in southwest Venango County. I'll send you a private message with contact info. Your welcome to come check it out.
    136 on high vacuum for 2019
    A&A 2X8, raised flue evaporator
    hood, parallel flow pre heater and air over fire
    12X28 sugar shack

  8. #48
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    Gary I am really think of doing a road trip this year. I never had the chance to visit anyone during the season and while I may not have the desire to make syrup this year I still love talking about it and smell that maple smell while boiling.

    I will have to see if I can get a Friday off work and venture up your way so that I can swing in on a Sat. I may try to stop by Chris's place and even stop by Daryl's while there.
    I know Dave Yeany is a little out of the way but I always wanted to stop in there also.

    This could end up being a several day trip!! sounds like fun.
    Now when do I want to go!!
    1st Generation Hobby Maple Producer, you got to start somewhere.
    222 Taps, all on Vacuum! No more buckets.
    Lapierre 2'x5' raised flue w/Hood and Preheater
    Surge SP11, Lapierre Hobby Releaser
    Modified 5" Filter Press made by Daryl with a Gear Pump
    Homemade 2 membrane RO
    Kabota RTV Sap Hauler

    Hardy's Maple Syrup on Facebook

  9. #49
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    Dennis maybe you could check out some maple weekends. The Somerset Maple weekend is March 9-10, Potter Tioga maple weekend is March 16-17th and New York State is March 23-24 & 30-31. Just a thought.
    Jared

  10. #50
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    Just so many options. What to do, what to do.
    1st Generation Hobby Maple Producer, you got to start somewhere.
    222 Taps, all on Vacuum! No more buckets.
    Lapierre 2'x5' raised flue w/Hood and Preheater
    Surge SP11, Lapierre Hobby Releaser
    Modified 5" Filter Press made by Daryl with a Gear Pump
    Homemade 2 membrane RO
    Kabota RTV Sap Hauler

    Hardy's Maple Syrup on Facebook

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