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    Default Getting ready

    Lots of winter left but getting ready in Langlade County. Looking forward to using the new RO. Will have to tap alot of new trees this year as we lost most of our tappers in the July blowdown.
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    Looks great. We have a lot in common. This will be my first year with a 3 membrane bucket.IMG_1036.jpg Tornado hit me at the same time as you. IMG_0353.jpg Have fun.
    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
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    IMG_0547.jpg I forgot, also made a Shack.
    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
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    I like the sound retired, 4 to 5 more years for me. Nice sugar house you will love that, sorry about your tree loss, a large part of the state had the big blow down. Must be a mess to clean up the woods but now there is plenty of fire wood.
    12x16 Sugar House 2x6 Maple Pro wood fired evaporator Arctic Cat 4x4 1980 Snowmobile 225 taps on buckets 17 Taps on 3/16th tubing on steep hillside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sugar Maple View Post
    I like the sound retired, 4 to 5 more years for me. Nice sugar house you will love that, sorry about your tree loss, a large part of the state had the big blow down. Must be a mess to clean up the woods but now there is plenty of fire wood.
    I was lucky. 70% Basswood
    10% Bitternut
    10% Ash
    the balance was Maple, Poplar and Oak.
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    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
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    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
    2020 Finally retired!!! 75 buckets, 50-75 on tubing. RO Bucket, New 12 X 16 Shack and a 36X42 flat pan.
    Lots of Family and Friends and a dog named Skyy!

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    Scaling back to 30 taps this year due to the storm damage. Will have to wait until after the loggers finish this summer to create trails to some new trees to tap. Looking forward to testing the modifications to our cooker. Hopefully will be tapping the first week of March.

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    Who is tapping next weekend, looks like temps will be in the lower 40's starting the 22nd for a few days.

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    I've given it some thought. Most likely that 40 degrees won't come until late afternoon and will be short lived. It seems that when we have as much snow as we do this year it takes a couple of days for the trees to wake up. I may hang a couple of old fashioned tin pails around our yard just for nostalgia.
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