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  1. #1
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    Default Tapping 2021

    Tapping my 3 yard trees today. About a week later than last year. Hope everyone has a great and safe season.

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    I'm about 200 miles north of you. Middle of February is my normal tapping date. I have added about 40 taps this year to get around 200 total.Best of luck.

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    We are north of dogpatch about 30 miles. We tapped about 75 late Thursday, most were running. We did another 50 yesterday, which all but a few were running. Heading out to do the last 50 here in a few minutes. I think its going to be a short but busy season, like it was last year. Good luck to you all!
    New To Maple in 09'
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    Wife, Kids And A Couple Of Friends To Help!

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    I have collected about 15 gallons of sap so doing my first boil.

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    Got 3 Pints of finished syrup. Hope the weather cooperates so I can make some more...

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    So far no buds on the lone sugar maple in my back yard. Getting about 2 gal per day now. In Batavia.

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    Finally enough snow melted so I could finish tapping, up to about 400 gal sap so far. Not much today but weather looks good for the rest of the week.

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    Second boil of the season 3 more pints of syrup. Makes a total of 6 pints for the year. Silver maple buds are swelling, temps are supposed to be in the 60's the next several days.

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    Starting my last build of the season. Only got 7 gallons off 6taps/3trees for the week. Started strong though, 60 gallons ytd. Last hurrah!
    2019 4 taps on concrete block arch, 2 pans 1.5 gal
    2021 6 taps on oil drum evap

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    Things are starting to wind down, sugar has dropped to 1.5%. Still getting decent flow on the tubing , been an ok year so far.

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