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    Default Anyone thinking about tapping.

    It sounds like the weather might be getting close this week. Anyone thinking about drilling holes this week.

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    I was going to tap a few trees tomorrow. Next week the weather looks good.

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    We'll need overnight temps below freezing to recharge the trees after this flow. I pulled 135 /150 gallons (depending on which tank markings you trust) off of 100 taps, this morning. I'll collect again tomorrow morning then start boiling. Have fun, ted

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    Hey upmep, good to see you back. I think I'll be tapping this weekend. Ted

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    I put a couple of holes in my backyard tree today. Itís right at 40 degrees or so. They arenít running yet. Itís got to be close. I hope everyone has a great year.

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    From the friends to the north. I'm up in the Minneapolis area and the dripping has been slow so far this week, although two weeks ago had had a nice run. Hoping it gets back to that pace soon. It appears like you're a day or two ahead of us. Enjoy!
    2021 Season 2 - Goal of 80 taps
    2020 1st season- 8 gallons of syrup

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    First boil was Sunday the 23rd and since then have made 25 gallons of syrup off 135 taps. Have had a couple runs like i have never seen and the sugar content has been pretty consistent with 2%. Hope to make 10 more before it's over and that looks to be Sunday unless the forecast changes.

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    Tapped 30 trees today and all were running good. Was about 36 degrees and sunny.

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    I put in about 70 today and will finish tapping tomorow. A guy just called and said the 3 buckets he looked at were half full. Tomorow may be busy! Have fun! Ted

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    Made 3 gallons of syrup on sun and collected 60 gallons of sap today. Tested at 3% going to boil it down tomorrow.

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