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    was thinking of starting to tap tomorrow, since we are coming out of a short stretch of teens and single digits. But now snow is creeping into the weekend forecast, and longer range looks like more cold and snow for a few weeks. Still might be worth tapping and getting a short run to boil this weekend.....hmmmm. Flipping coins. Also, probably easier to get around the hills with a few inches of snow like there is now, than a few feet later on in Feb, which is entirely possible where I am at.

    7-Day For.jpg

    Today:

    High: 23 F
    Low: 8 F

    Wednesday:

    High: 40 F
    Low: 22 F

    Thursday:

    High: 45 F
    Low: 27 F

    Friday:

    High: 42 F
    Low: 31 F

    Saturday:

    High: 36 F

    https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...1#.XicKOb5Kg2w
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    We are thinking the same. Going to tap the runs of tubing tomorrow. Should be a decent run after this freeze cycle. The ground isn’t even froze here in Preston co. Happy tappin!

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    got 4 lines on the steeps done today in record time since i had a couple billy goats helpin and slipping and sliding on what little snow we had this week. makin repairs and replacing spouts. 3 more lines to go at some point. It's still real early, but glad to get the steep stuff done in case winter shows up hard at some point! Valentines day is the traditional tap time here, but the last few winters might be changing that tradition a bit! carpe sapum939AF217-.jpg980AB6D6-.jpgB489A1EC-.jpg
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    got another 100 taps in on saturday on the old giant sugar maples at the Reed farm. They haven't been tapped in 60 years, and were flowing at 34 degrees right away. 3% sugar content out of them! The other sugarbush came in at 1% when it ran 10days ago or so. Haven't checked that today, but it's running like a river here now. Gonna be busy this week here! Doesn't look below freezing at night for a few days, but then it's goin back down.

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    Still at it! The freeze thaw pattern has been relentless since end of January where we've been getting 3 days of flow per week. Over 4000 gallons sap now from 220 taps. close to 50 gallons syrup made so far on a 2x4 drop flue. Thank god for RO, but a 2x6 would be nice! It's been exhausting with a full-time job! Running good still, but may pull taps on the lower sugar content woods that has some reds on the lines next week, since that got buddy fast last year.

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