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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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    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. It’s right at 40 degrees or so. They aren’t running yet. It’s got to be close. I hope everyone has a great year.

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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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    Got 45gallons of sap this morning good start.

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    Ended up making the lightest colored syrup I've ever made. I've made golden before, but just barely. This stuff is very light colored. Quite pretty. Have fun! Ted

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    Not in Iowa, but southwest Nebraska.(don't have a Nebraska forum so you guys are the closest...) Got 40 gallons Monday and ended up with 5 pints of very light colored Box Elder syrup. Tapped 2 trees last night that ran so fast you couldn't count the drops as they came out.

    Jim
    Home made 2' X 5' X 6" pan.
    Home made cinderblock cooker
    2019 - 12 taps, 1/2 gallon Box Elder syrup
    2020 - 120 taps ………..
    This hobby is addicting...…..

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    Welcome Jim. I tapped a tree last weekend and there was no drip to it, just a steady stream. I thoght I might have hit an artery!

    Just curious, are there many sugar makers in your area? Either way, pull up a chair and make yourself at home! Also, Iowa didn't have a forum until a few years ago. Have fun, Ted

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