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    Dang this weather pattern. It does not look like any sap weather for the next 10 to 14 days. I have never boiled any later than March 15th and I fear we will have a fast warm up when this passes. I had a season like this in 2014 and only boiled a few boils. Most years I am done by the first few days of March. I am so glad I had early taps out and that I did tap my regular bush when we had that last warm up. At least I made 1/3 of my seasons goal during that period with a few big runs. If I had waited I would be in full panic mode. I beginning to think my approach needs to be a split Maple season. Do a full half of my taps early and half during normal time. The last couple years it seems I make early syrup and late syrup and not much in the middle. Normally I could plan on a full regular season starting around January 25-Feb 1, but as I look over the past few years winter has been showing up in early Feb and my regular start dates are pushed back 7-10 days. The sad part of that is March almost always has a very warm spell in the first 10 days and just mucks up my lines, tanks and sap. Being in southern Ohio seems to bring more challenges.
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    With the winter weather setting up later, the runs will should be stronger. The sun will be warmer. Might make up for the shorter season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTnewguy View Post
    With the winter weather setting up later, the runs will should be stronger. The sun will be warmer. Might make up for the shorter season.
    That's probably true, but that makes a rough season. I'd much rather have a regular steady flow of sap. Also, that is part of my fear, a week of hell then die completely off. I guess I'll know come March 15th. I have 10 years of spreadsheets and this pattern has never turned into a banner year.
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    There is no sense in worrying about it, we cant help the weather one way or another. All it does is create unneeded stress. Make the most of and
    Kevin

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    Kevin s right. It will all work out, and like Like Fred said in his attempt at Canadian Lingo....I’ve interpreted as needed...

    “Come on down to the Federation of Kirtland Hills (my sugar house) and have an ole Silver Spray (beer) , kick back and relax on the chesterfield (couch) by the Bullerjan (wood stove). its going to come fast enough don't rush it eh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kh7722 View Post
    There is no sense in worrying about it, we cant help the weather one way or another. All it does is create unneeded stress. Make the most of and
    Kevin
    We can’t help the weather, but can we help the climate?
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    Thanks for the thoughts, But I am not worrying about it at all. The post wasn't meant as an emotional plea (I guess I shouldn't of said panic or fear), just a thought and an update of what my season was looking like. I'm usually well ahead of you northern guys and most years my season is close to what you can expect later. That's not always true, but more than not. Heck if season ended right now I'd clean up and move on to the next thing and never look back. Just about time to get the fishing rods out again....now that's some important stuff there.
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    You pretty much described TN maple weather. Anytime after 2/15 it can just turn spring on you and next thing you know , trees are budding and its over. Been flowing really good here!!!

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    Yep. The first day we get back above freezing here according to Accuweather is the 24th and then we do see a few 40's. The weather stays about like that through the second week of March. After the 12th, we don't get another night below 30 until the 27th. That's a long way out to be accurately predicting anything though. It could all look different tomorrow. Hopefully, this will be the first year I gather sap in April.
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