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    We are almost tapped here in mid Michigan only about 100 left to go. Slow going this year as squirrel damage has been awful. With any luck should be boiling Sunday.

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    Almost 400 gal. Monday,got all the bugs worked out on some new equipment. Worst year I have ever seen for tree rats.
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    2 new flat pans. Back pan now has 16 V's
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    We got 242 taps in today. Another 60 tomorrow. All on buckets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bspiece View Post
    We got 242 taps in today. Another 60 tomorrow. All on buckets.
    My sympathies.....

    We ditched the bucket brigade 4 years ago.

    Do you have all matching buckets - or have the lids number matched to the buckets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiganiac View Post
    My sympathies.....

    We ditched the bucket brigade 4 years ago.

    Do you have all matching buckets - or have the lids number matched to the buckets?
    Luckily all of the buckets and lids are the same, so match making them isn't an issue.

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    Looks like the first couple of runs are going to be the 3-4 days warm then 3-4 days cold type affairs. I am tapped down at the state line and had my first boil last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed R View Post
    Looks like the first couple of runs are going to be the 3-4 days warm then 3-4 days cold type affairs. I am tapped down at the state line and had my first boil last night.
    Agreed, this run may stretch into Tuesday for some but then stop until the next weekend and run a bit longer.

    I don’t mind a slower start as long as the season is a good one overall.
    All Sugar Maples
    2017 7 taps on propane & 5 gal pot
    2018 12 taps on propane & 5 gal pot
    2019 17 taps on propane & 5 gal pot, Gen 1 barrel evaporator
    2020 26 taps 2-22-20 - Gen 2 barrel evaporator

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