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    Today my wife and I celebrate our 52nd anniversary. We got married Friday the 13th of Oct 1967 in a candle light service at St. Theresa's RC church in Munnsville, NY. That church was permanently closed a few years ago, but we're still married. It has been a great marriage, maybe because we each allow the other to follow their dreams. That's likely why our front yard is a fruit and vegetable garden (even though we live in a nice residential area of town) Among other things we have strawberries, fruit trees, onions, beets, lettuce, blueberries, tomatoes and several other fruits and vegetables, in the front yard, between 2 driveways. We also have 4.5 acres of blueberries at another location and by the sugarhouse we have another acre or so of more gardens. Then we have the sugarhouse and my shop out back of the big garden. Now I'm planning to get into blacksmithing. My wife doesn't ask why, she just says OK.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    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
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Congratulations
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    Leader Micro2 RO (for sale)
    Gast 3040 vac pump, Lapierre electric releaser
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Dave,
    Congratulations to you and your wife on your 52 years of wedded bliss. My wife and I celebrated our 40th this year. So many young couples now don't look at marriage like we did when we took our vows. It bothers me when I hear how they talk only after a short time together. I am very happy for you and your wife on your continued expansion and good luck with the blacksmith shop.

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    Thanks. It seems to me "for better or for worse, til death do us part" should mean a long time.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    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
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Congratulations to you and your wife Dave,we just celebrated our 25th this year,amazing how few couples can last anymore
    7th generation maple producer in sugarhouse built in 1892
    2x World Champion Maple Syrup Producer
    1250 taps on cv adapters
    Leader Vortex 3x14 with Max Flue and Revolution Syrup Pan,Enhanced Steam Away
    www.leggettmaplesyrup.com

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    Congrats Dave, that's really great, I've been married 5 years this year, not sure I will live another 47 but I'm going to give it a shot.
    Nate Hutchins
    Nate & Kate's Maple
    2018 1000 taps?
    20x36 sugarhouse
    CDL 600gph RO
    Franken evaporator, lapierre arch, smokylake pans and a leader hood with pre-heater.
    A wife and 2 kids.

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    Congratulations Dave!! Nice to hear how happy you are together.
    Gary
    16' X 24' Sugarhouse
    2' X 6' Leader Inferno Arch with Revolution Raised-Flue Pans, Smoky Lake preheater and hood
    Deer Run Maple gas-powered 250 RO
    WesFab 7" filter press
    Kubota 1100 RTV with tracks and 125 gallon tank for transporting sap
    600+ taps on gravity and vacuum
    Very supportive wife who is the best coworker
    http://mapletrader.com/community/sho...ing-Sugarhouse

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    Thank you all. The best thing to keep your marriage strong is to listen to the other and never go to bed mad. Some hugs during the day help too!
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    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
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Congratulations Dave. My wife and I were also married on a Friday the 13th...very deliberately, although it really freaked out some of our relatives. Turned out to be lucky for us too -- 37 years so far.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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    Dave congrats from our house too... June 30 1973.... and 46 years later we have a small army!

    And you're right - never go to bed mad at each other.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    H20 Innovations Air Injection 2019
    CDL AirTech Pump Hi Vacuum 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Canadian - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World...

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