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  1. #21
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    How you guys in Wayne County makeing out???


    Not getting any sap the ten day looks bad and the syrup is gone dark. Not at all close to last years amount. Hard to beleave, I was really looking forward to a killer season. Wanted to make ten more gallons then last year and I might be ten less.
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    I agree had a killer start but the sap has stopped and no freezing temps for the next 7 days in the forecast. Not even the vac. is helping much now.

    Chris
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    I would hate to think it could be the end. Next year I hope to be a lot bigger set up so even if there are few runs I can make a bunch off of them. I hope to do 30 gallons just to meet the demands of my little nich at the local market. Not going to do that this year without buying syrup.
    100 taps
    Percheron draft horses
    Back out side and to small of
    an evaporator!

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    Doing ok out here in Macedon, I boiled 10 gallons of concentrated sap and got almost 2 quarts. Boiling on my small steam pan set-up has been going well. I too am concerned about the weather forcast; nothing in my buckets yesterday, but we'll see what happens. Have another 15 gallons of sap to boil down, so that will keep me busy for a while. Good luck to everyone, hopefully the season is not as dire as it seems.

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    Yes, the forecast does not look good for the next week with lows in the 30's and highs in the 50's, but I don't think we've ever been done before 3/31 and that's 3 weeks away.

    If the weather turns cooler for the last two weeks of March, we'll be fine. If it goes the other way, well, that would be a shame.
    Danno
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    Default 10 day warm up

    The ten day for my town shows one night getting down to 34 degree high 50-55 and most of the time the low is around 36 degree. That takes us to March the 20th. I cleaned every thing so when the sap came again I could keep it a little lighter then what the last batch was. In the last week I got maybe 20 gallons of sap off 100 tapes. I almost feel as if I 'm cleaned up for the season at least i'll have half my wood left for next year. Very disapointed in this season.
    100 taps
    Percheron draft horses
    Back out side and to small of
    an evaporator!

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    Default Warm Weather

    I am amazed at the 10 day forecast as well. I can not remember it being this warm at night so early in March. It will be interesting to see if we get hard frosts further out after all this warming. 10 Days seems pretty far away and closer to Spring, making it seem unlikely to get some good hard frosts.

    I only have 9 taps out and have boiled sap down to about 2 and a half gallons of syrup. It tastes fantastic!!

  8. #28
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    Wow Nruder, I am not that far from you and I have 12 trees tapped and haven't even come close to my expected yields. It's good at least someone is making out. I have only been able to produce about a gallon this year. Kinda dissapointed, but you can only work with what mother nature gives ya, I guess.

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    One thing to keep in mind with ten day forecasts. Ususlly only the first few days are really any kind of a forecast, after that they tend to go on the average temps for the area. It could end up better than it looks right now. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

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    Yes, Ace R, it does seem like a lot of syrup from so few taps. I have a few trees in the back of our little suburban lot that crank out sap like crazy. More sap seems to come out than the averages people have suggested for tree averages. The trees on the front of our lot produce much less sap.

    Our lot is on a slight hill, making the trees on the front higher than the ones on the back. Also, the ground tends to be wetter behind our home and a stream is not too far away, which tells me that the water table is close to the surface. Do you or anyone out there think that wetter ground contributes to an increase in sap production? There is such a marked difference in the trees, that I have been wondering for a while.

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