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    Hung 138 buckets today, 1/10/2021, hope to make it to 200 and then work on tubing tomorrow. Almost all were dripping, expecting a good run this week, then a freeze up for a week.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Update 1/14/2021: Today was probably the best day for run. I'll have enough to boil tomorrow evening. I don't think the days are quite long enough to justify hanging any more buckets. I'll hold off on my next 100 for a week and keep an eye on the weather. In the meantime i'll get all my drops ready and tubing repaired so I can go all in when it breaks loose.

    As a side note, does anyone in the eastern panhandle area have any 3/4" mainline saddles for 5/16 that they would be willing to part with? The supply is drying up quick online. Send me a PM if anyone has any they would be interested in selling.

    Jacob
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Collected 100 gallons on 1/16/2020, seems like everything is just starting to run. Still waiting to hang the next 100 buckets and lines until First week of February, hope that works out. Any one else have any taps in the woods?
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Glad to hear you're up and running yeah I've got a little over 400 taps in. waiting on the buckets too. I've got extra saddles but they're just for emergency not a whole bunch might have some old ones that I took out if you'd be interested. I' have sweeten pans and boiled once since then made a couple gallons and good luck on the season and stay safe with this craziness going on

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    Hey darkmachine, bascoms maple farms in NH has 3/4" mainline saddles for 5/16
    2017 140 taps 30x8 12x16 shack 28.5 gal
    2018 158 taps 30x8 12x16 shack with 8x8 kitchen 44 gal
    2019 223 taps 30x8 12x16 shack with 8x8 kitchen 36 gal
    2020 226 taps 30x8 12x16 shack with 8x8 kitchen 250 waterloo ro 63 gal

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    Thanks! Now i just hope they arrive in a timely fashion.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvsugarshak View Post
    Glad to hear you're up and running yeah I've got a little over 400 taps in. waiting on the buckets too. I've got extra saddles but they're just for emergency not a whole bunch might have some old ones that I took out if you'd be interested. I' have sweeten pans and boiled once since then made a couple gallons and good luck on the season and stay safe with this craziness going on
    Trying to stay on the farm as much as possible. School starting next week, so it's back to driving the bus when all i want to do is boil.

    Collected another 75 gallons last night, is was partly cloudy. Most likely the same today. Boiled twice, just don't want to get behind.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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    Collected 75 gallons today, it's been pretty cold and no sun. Next week looks good as far as temps go. Should have the vacuum up and ready to roll by Monday! Collected 45 gal last Friday, and boiled Saturday until about 3, got 2 gallons of syrup off. Sap has been 1 to 1.5 % until today we were sitting a hair over 2%. Much less boiling.
    2021 - new pans, new arch, lots of new taps and tubing
    2020 - 32 Gallons
    2019 - 27 Gallons

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