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    Looking at notes from 2015 which was a similar...

    Looking at notes from 2015 which was a similar winter, with frost deep in the ground, I do not expect the sap to run until mid March or later. However, we will put out a test tap today. Happy tapping...
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    2020 season Marcell

    I suspect we are about a week to ten days away from our first run. Despite this we tapped about a third of the trees yesterday. Had to use snowshoes and it was easy going with the crust and 20 inches...
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    2020 season Marcell

    This year we are all on 3/16 hose and shurflo pump. 67 taps with a few more to be added when we tighten the hoses. Waiting for a good freeze to walk on. All plumbed into the sugar shack. Will use...
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    2nd year in gravity. Checked hoses on snowshoes...

    2nd year in gravity. Checked hoses on snowshoes today. It is a bear breaking trail, snow is deep and hills are taller this year. I am going to wait to put taps in even though its suppose to get up to...
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    collected 22 gallons yesterday. First big run. We...

    collected 22 gallons yesterday. First big run. We will see what the next few day brings. 75 bags with only about half producing.
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    75 taps in. was ruff going with hills and hard...

    75 taps in. was ruff going with hills and hard snow in AM and rotten snow in PM. Most are starting to drip but not until latter in the day. Maybe we will be boiling by the weekend. Located between...
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    Snow is knee deep and forecast is for rain and...

    Snow is knee deep and forecast is for rain and snow and more cold weather. Think I will wait it out another week or two. 70 miles south of International Falls.
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