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  1. #21
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    Same hoping taps will run again after the freeze only did half my trees so my have to move some

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    I think the early guys might get a couple runs mon. and tues.

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    Boiling today and tomorrow, taps get through ok next weekend we should be good to go

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    Collected 40 gallons today after work.

  5. #25
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    25 gallons collected yesterday and 105 today. Again it ran overnight which is unusual for an early run. Started the evaporator this morning because our storage tanks were full with today’s run underway. Noticing fairly heavy sugar sand which is unusual for an early run.
    That’s just another thing to add to the way this season is different than most so far.
    Hope everyone enjoys a great start like we have whenever you start.
    Sugaring since 1981
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    Quote Originally Posted by limestone View Post
    25 gallons collected yesterday and 105 today. Again it ran overnight which is unusual for an early run. Started the evaporator this morning because our storage tanks were full with today’s run underway. Noticing fairly heavy sugar sand which is unusual for an early run.
    That’s just another thing to add to the way this season is different than most so far.
    Hope everyone enjoys a great start like we have whenever you start.
    I notice heavy nitre in seasons that are a bit whacky, like this one, and heavy nitre loads trap so much syrup it's crazy. I've literally kept my nitre loads from last season and managed to get 500ml more syrup from them! Keeping this in mind, I am still gonna wait til the first week of March before I tap.
    Been tapping since 2008.
    2018 - 17 taps/7 trees...819l sap, approx 28l syrup
    2019 - 18 taps/8 trees...585l sap, 28l syrup...21:1 ratio
    2020 - 18 taps/8 trees...890.04l sap...gave away about 170l, 30l snafu'd....23l total for me from approx 690l
    2021 - 18 taps/8 trees...395l sap, 12 l syrup
    2022 - 18 taps/8 trees....7 sugars 1 red due to #2 having surgery so had the season off....582l sap, 18.5l syrup
    2023 - 18 taps/8 trees...all sugars again. 807l sap, so far approx 14l syrup

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    We got about 80% tapped on the weekend, all the mainlines stretched across trails, most releasers out on the tanks, and tested one of the vacuum pumps plus the electric releaser. We'll get the sugar camp ready on the weekend when its too cold to tap and then get the remaining 800 taps finished on Sunday. I know we missed some sap over the past 2 weeks but knowing we normally make syrup until mid April it's always a bit of a risk on tapping early and hoping the season doesn't run long vs waiting a week or two and tapping to get the mid April flows with tapholes that are fresher.
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  8. #28
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    Long term for my area shows a warming trend starting in early March. The second week is looking good , hopefully right after daylight time changes.
    Nice to finish boiling by 3 or 4 o'clock, relax and collect sap around 6:00 or 6:30, but the long range weather is so unpredictable.

  9. #29
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    Will someone please ask mother nature to make up her mind? Give us spring or keep us in winter.. This coming week was supposed to be all below zero temps.. ugh.

    I think I've become a whiner this season!

    2023-02-25 08_59_59-North Gower, Ontario 14 Day Weather Forecast - The Weather Network .jpg
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    2023 -30 trees -24 vacuum, 6 buckets. ~1,845 L sap; Syrup count: 49.25L
    2022 -30 trees -24 vacuum, 6 buckets. ~1,530 L sap; Syrup count: 48.65L
    2021 -29 trees -23 vacuum, 6 buckets. ~1240 L sap; 34.5L of syrup
    2020 -30 trees 32 taps. ~900 L sap; 27.1L Syrup.
    2019 -27 trees 31 taps. ~725 L sap; 22.2L Syrup.
    2018 -19 Trees 20 taps. ~750 L sap; 18 L Syrup
    2017 -4 trees 4 taps. ~60 L sap; 1.5 L Syrup

  10. #30
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    You're too impatient...take advantage of the free time and hope for syrup weather from about
    mid March to the 1st week of April!. Nice long days by then!
    Last edited by ir3333; 02-25-2023 at 11:54 AM.

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