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  1. #11
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    I feel your pain jetdoc, looks like my woods after the ice storm last year. I logged out the logs, but I still have some tops to cut into firewood. We skidded out over $7,000.00 in logs from blowdowns. The money came in handy, but I'd rather still have the trees.

    Sap is gushing from the trees down here in southern Ohio. My early taps are going nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdoc View Post
    After a long seven months we finaly got the woods cleaned up and the last saddle installed last week. We lost around 60 maples and other various trees. But we got it done. Thanks to Fred from Richards for the help and all the CDL supplies to make this possiable. We are just waiting on a few more things and will be ready for the 2023 season.

    That's a big root system in the 2nd pic! Holy cow!
    Fred try to sell you a Clear Press while he was there?
    Probably thought no body was looking...
    Last edited by johnallin; 01-17-2023 at 06:20 PM.
    John Allin

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    Opened up the sugarbush yesterday and today. Cannot remember doing it at 50deg in January. “times they are a changing” Looks like an early start this year again. Looking to also pick a day near Feb 1. About one day from ready to go sure would like to see some cold first.
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    3 weeks in the 40's is not normal here
    Latest forecast for next week: Overnight lows in the 20's - days in the mid 30's, then later in the week calling for 20's and teens for 5 days straight. I'll take it.
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Default NE OH Tapping

    Been trying to figure out when to tap. Thinking I will wait to see what temps look like in two weeks - it looks like temps may get back to the cold temps we usually expect. The cold/snow then 50s and rain cycle has really been making it difficult to find a good time to tap.

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    It was 20 feet across and the same in heigth. The log was measured out at 100 foot long when they logged it out. No he didnt try, Im guessing he has it hiden for his own personal use.

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    wow jetdoc, that was one tall tree. Was that a clear log 100 feet long? I never measured any total length but we had some we got 4-5 logs out of. We set most of the root balls back up with a dozer after we cut the logs off, but some sat back down on their own. We cut the logs off within a few weeks of the storm though.
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    Modified half pint arch
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    buckeye gold that was just the log itself no top.

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    Here comes the cold weather..looks like go time next week. Any made any syrup yet?
    John Allin

    14x18 Hemlock Timber Frame Sugar House 2009
    Leader 2x6 w/Patriot Raised Flue Pan 2009
    Leader Steam Hood 2014 - Clear Filter Press 2015
    Leader Revolution Pan and SS Pre-Heater 2016
    CDL Hobby RO & Air Tech L25 Hi Vac Pump 2019
    06' Gator HPX to collect wood & sap
    14' Ski-Doo Tundra for winter work in the woods
    Great Family 3 grown kids+spouses and 7 grand kids who like the woods
    7th Gen Born in Canada - Raised in Chardon Ohio - Maple Capital of the World..<grin>.

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    Sunday is the day... Tap away!

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