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    Default Plenty of firewood.

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    16 tornados ripped thru Wisconsin last Friday and Saturday, pretty sure I know where one touched down. I had a crew of 7, family and friends. We opened up 1 1/2 miles of woods roads. It wont be much fun carrying buckets this year.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    I'm guessing between 500-750 trees down.
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    That really sucks, sorry for your loss.
    54 Acres bought in Sept 2010, hope for a lot of fun
    Kabota 3400 w/ bucket
    couple Husky chainsaws and a couple of Stihl
    Big dream
    2011 = 106 on gravity tubing, 100 bucket
    2012 =700 vaccuum 100 gravity 80 bucket's
    30" x 12' Vortex with Leader Revolution Max Raised pans
    2013 = 1200 vac, 200 gravity, 5 buckets, buying from 300 buckets, 500 vac
    Springtech RO 600 Deluxe
    2015= 1800 all vac @ home, buying sap from 1200.
    2017= 2200 all on vac. no longer buying sap

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    That does suck. If you've ever thought about harvesting your land, it might be a good time. Find a logging contractor who chips up the slash and they will clean it all up for you.

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    Wow, what a mess. For what you will be burning next season, get it bucked, split and stacked asap, then make sure it is stacked where it will get both sun and good air circulation, this is late to process wood for 2020.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
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    I already have enough wood cut and split ready for 2020- 2022 for home and Sugaring. Most of this wood will be for 2023 and after. A forester is going out to look at the property tomorrow to survey. Since its mostly uprooted and not snapped, he feels that there still will be lumber value. I'm only hoping!
    1960 - 1970s 70 taps on galvanized buckets with Dad and Grandpa.
    1970s - 1985 Acted crazy!
    1986 - 2005 20-30 buckets.
    2006- 2017 70 buckets and bags
    2017-2019 100 bags and buckets 1 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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