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  1. #1
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    Default UP tapping

    Cheer up yoopers, only 5-6 weeks till tapping(hopefully). Is this the year we’ll be boiling into May?
    2006 - 12 taps on open fire
    2011 - 50 taps new 2 x 4 flat pan + warmer
    2012 - 65 taps new 16 x 16 sugar shack
    2013- 75 taps and no more, well maybe 85 now
    2016-97 taps
    1 Lab and my wife's Springer

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    i will have to use snowshoes & a shovel but i hope to be tapping on 3/15

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/he...eather/2211119

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose52 View Post
    i will have to use snowshoes & a shovel but i hope to be tapping on 3/15

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/he...eather/2211119
    Still planning on tapping this weekend? I think we are as well Saturday.

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    Thinking about tapping this weekend as well in the Keweenaw. First I gotta find where I left my sugar shack, dig out the sugar shack, evict any critters living inside, clean all my equipment... we'll see if I get to it! Looks like sap flowin' weather is on the horizon though.
    All my life I wanted to make my own syrup. Now I'm livin' the dream!

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    We tapped 91 trees in the western end of the U.P. And the sap was flowing yesterday. Good luck, but I know you get a little more snow up in the copper country.

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    Put out 110 taps this weekend. we walked on top for most of the time. used shoeshoes too. some bags have a couple of inches of sap so will be collecting soon. the first few collections probly won't be much fun. on a positive note, i found my trailer and woodpile!

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    We put in approximately 150 in Saturday snowshoeing was a must.

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    UPV, where u located in foster?

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    I'm with Plungerke. I believe you were out there last season.

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    Got my 38 taps in yesterday afternoon and the sap was already flowing in the south-facing trees. Looking forward to a good week ahead!
    All my life I wanted to make my own syrup. Now I'm livin' the dream!

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